An unprecedented grassroots movement for equality has sprung up in this country. Over 250,000 people will be marching in 300 cities throughout the United States on Saturday. Our nation is ready to address our next great civil rights issue: equal rights for gays and lesbians.
As always, change will come because ordinary citizens like you and me decided to stand up to injustice. We are part of the greater, centuries-long struggle for equal rights for all, and we will ultimately prevail.
Thank you for your efforts and commitment. Now is the time to make justice a reality!
See you Saturday!
Our march for equality, in unison with over 250,000 participants nationally, is departing from 6th and Upas at 10:30am on Saturday. The march will end with a rally at the County Administration Building at 1600 Pacific Highway at 1pm. We have some excited announcements about the rally:
We will be forming the world’s largest pride flag. The 16,000 square foot rainbow flag will be visible from the air and will be constructed of 3,000+ rally participants holding 2×3 pieces of colored poster board. The pride flag symbolizes our commitment that all people, gay or straight, must have equal rights.
Gloria Allred, Todd Gloria, faith leaders, and others will be speaking. Allred, a Los Angeles civil rights attorney, represents Robin Tyler and Diane Olson. Tyler and Olson’s lawsuit led to the Supreme Court decision in May that brought marriage equality to California. Allred has now filed a new suit to invalidate proposition 8.
The route for our march has been finalized with the help of the very cooperative SDPD. We will be marching down Broadway! We will start at 6th and Upas at the northwest corner of Balboa Park and march south on 6th to Broadway. We will turn west on Broadway and march to Harbor Drive. Then, we march north on Harbor Drive to the County Administration Building. Here’s the map of the final route:
Go to Rally Info for other important information.
See you at 6th and Upas at 10am on Saturday!
We need volunteers to help out at both the march and the rally on Saturday. Can you help our community organize for equality?
There will be a volunteer training meeting at Rich’s at 1051 University Ave on Thursday, Nov 13 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
Volunteers for the march will need to arrive at 6th and Upas at 8:30am on Saturday and work through the beginning of the rally at the County Administration Building at 1pm. If you would like to volunteer, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers need to attend the meeting tomorrow so we can all be on the same page on Saturday.
This site has been up for less than 48 hours, and we’ve already had thousands of visitors. People from around San Diego are standing up for fairness and equality. The media is amazed at the power of our grassroots effort. I want to share a comment from a volunteer:
I’ve texted 156 people today
Emailed everyone in my address book
Posted bulletins from 5 myspace sights that have at least 250 friends each.
I alone, directly have made contact in some form with nearly 1000 people today!
Can you match her dedication to equality? Get the word out, call your friends, make some signs!
See you Saturday at 10am at 6th and Upas!
We have a rally site after our march!
We will be meeting at 6th and Upas at 10am. We will depart promptly at 10:30 and march toward the County Administration Building at 1600 Pacific Highway. At the County Administration Building, we will have a rally for our rights that will begin at 1pm. Here’s a map of our starting and ending sites:
Remember that this is a peaceful march and rally. We are at the County Administration building because that is where marriage licenses are issued. We have a mayor and city council who have consistently supported marriage equality and we are grateful to them for that. We are also not targeting any religious or ethnic group. Our opposition wants our movement to appear divisive. We are going to reclaim and reframe the discussion. We are about gaining equal rights for all and ending bigotry and discrimination. This is a cause every proud American can support!