Monday, June 15, 2009

Activist Cleve Jones Says March on Washington Will Go On

Despite some initial difficulties getting the proper permits for the much anticipated March on Washington For Equality, activist Cleve Jones says the march will go on as planned, but in a more bare-bones format. This year's march is intended to be a grass roots effort, following the Meet in the Middle model. Organizers are relying more on web based outreach through social networking sites like Twitter, FaceBook and MySpace.

(From On October 10-11, 2009, we will gather in Washington DC from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for LGBT people. We will gather. We will march. And we will leave energized and empowered to do the work that needs to be done in every community across the nation.

Our single demand: Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.

Our philosophy: As members of every race, class, faith, and community, we see the struggle for LGBT equality as part of a larger movement for peace and social justice.

Our strategy: Decentralized organizing for this march in every one of the 435 Congressional districts will build a network to continue organizing beyond October.

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