Thursday, August 13, 2009

Vote For Equality: How You Can Help Change Voters' Hearts and Minds for Marriage Equality

The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center's Vote for Equality (VFE) campaign is working to build the political power of LGBT people and allies in Los Angeles County to advance marriage equality.

Through door-to-door canvasses, phone banks, leadership development, voter education and other actions, VFE works to change the hearts and minds of those who voted for Prop 8.

But they need all the help they can get. That's where you come in! And don't worry - no experience is needed. They'll give you all the training you need. (And if you're a Camp Courage alumni, you already have the training!)

This upcoming weekend, they will be doing a door-to-door canvass in South Los Angeles and two weeks after in Pasadena/Glendale.

WHAT: South Los Angeles Voter Canvass
WHEN: Saturday, August 15, 10am – 3pm (PST)
WHERE: Holy Faith Episcopal Church 260 N. Locust St. Inglewood, CA 90301 (Map)
Sign up at!

WHAT: Northeast LA/Pasadena/Glendale Voter Canvass
WHEN: Saturday, August 29, 10am – 3pm (PST)
WHERE: Launch Location TBD (Keep an eye out for updates.)

VFE also has weekly actions to prep for the canvasses. This is great training to prepare you (and the friends you bring!) to speak with voters one-on-one.

WHAT: Canvass Prep (Turf Cutting, Packet Prep)
WHEN: Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30pm (PST)
WHERE: The Village 1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90083 (Map)

If you're interested in helping VFE recruit more volunteers who support marriage equality, VFE has weekly phone banks set up so you can do just that!

WHAT: Volunteer Recruitment Phone Banks
WHEN: Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm (PST)
WHERE: The Village 1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90083 (Map)

For all actions, VFE provides full trainings, so no experience is needed. And dinner or lunch is provided. To RSVP, you can contact Laura Gardiner at or 323-770-3188.

Be sure to join their Facebook page, too!

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