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Marriage Equality USA and Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania (ME4PA) have formally united to enhance the work and reach of both organizations until full civil marriage equality is attained for all Pennsylvanians. Both organizations are volunteer-driven and working at the grassroots level.
“Working with allied partners in cooperative coalitions is a core value of Marriage Equality USA,” said MEUSA Board President Jane Wishon. “Today’s MEUSA is the result of a powerful grassroots consolidation of the original MEUSA and Marriage Equality New York (MENY). Partnering with ME4PA comes naturally for the national organization.”
“The core of MEUSA is to empower local communities to advocate on their own behalf to advance marriage equality. Partnering with an outstanding grassroots partner like ME4PA is a perfect way to combine the resources and expertise of both groups to bring equality to LGBT families as soon as possible,” stated Brian Silva, MEUSA Executive Director.
“Our two organizations remain focused on winning equality for all Pennsylvanians. We are fully committed to the LGBT community in Pennsylvania and seek to make marriage equality the law of the Commonwealth. The partnership with MEUSA is a perfect fit for both groups and for Pennsylvania,” concluded David Moore, ME4PA Founder and President.
Media Director Stuart Gaffney (415) 378-3259 firstname.lastname@example.org Executive Director Brian Silva (347) 913-6369 email@example.com Program Director Tracy Hollister (919) 610-8477 firstname.lastname@example.org New York • 3 October 2013 ― Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) is launching the National Equality Action Team (NEAT), a coalition of almost 50 local, state and national organizations and individual organizers mobilizing volunteers to win the freedom to marry in states with active marriage equality campaigns. Volunteers are able to sign up on the NEAT website to join events near them and also to phone bank from virtually anywhere. "The National Equality Action Team is unique in that it gives passionate marriage equality advocates across the country -- especially those in marriage equality states who want to pay it forward -- a chance to play an important role in our national movement to win the freedom to marry," said MEUSA Program Director Tracy Hollister. "NEAT shows what organizations and individuals can do when we come together as a coalition to empower our community to take individual action in support of all 50 states," said Marriage Equality USA Executive Director Brian Silva. "Until everyone can marry the person they love, we all have work to do." "NEAT is a continuation of our work over the past year in winning campaigns in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, Washington, Rhode Island and Delaware, where we hosted almost 150 phone banks and made approximately 100,000 calls for marriage equality," said MEUSA Board President Jane Wishon. "Our goal is to continue this work and leverage our communities' collective power to secure marriage equality by working side by side with our NEAT partners." NEAT Coalition Members - NEAT at http://www.theneat.org 1199 SEIU LGBTQ CAUCUS ACLU of Southern California Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation American Humanist Association Broadway Impact Brooklyn Community Pride Center Campaign for Southern Equality Center for Inquiry - New York City Democracy for New York City Dignity New York Empire State Pride Agenda Equality Beyond Gender Equality California Equality Maryland Equality News Network| Faith In America Freedom to Marry Geeks OUT GetEQUAL GLAAD Human Rights Campaign - Greater New York Human Rights Campaign - Triangle (NC) Human Rights Campaign (National) Indiana Equality Individual Organizer - Jana Clark (RI) Individual Organizer - Sherry Henderson (NC) Lambda Independent Democrats – Brooklyn Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) LGBT Community Center of New York City Log Cabin Republicans Marriage Equality USA Metropolitan Community Churches Public Policy Team National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) National Gay and Lesbian Task Force National Organization for Women People For the American Way PFLAG - New York City PFLAG - Triangle North Carolina Swish The Center Long Beach The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center The Marry Me Movement United Church of Christ