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Raging Grannies Kick Off Repeal Prop 8 *One Struggle One Fight* March to Sacramento

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Press Conference
Suzi Grishpul
Location Details:
Dr Carlton B Goodlett steps of San Francisco City Hall

On Tuesday, March 24th, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer activists and allies will kick off their March to Sacramento.

The Raging Grannies will start of the event with a Repeal Prop 8 singing performance, then the event will begin with a press conference at San Francisco City Hall. The week-long March from San Francisco to Sacramento is demanding the repeal of proposition 8 and also creating an opportunity for LGBT rights organizers to meet with local communities and forge new alliances.

"Our goal is to build bridges between the marriage equality movement and other movements for social justice," said Kelly Hart Rivera, who has done most of the organizing for the broad-based press conference. "This is a chance for local leaders from a wide range of movements to show their support for equal rights for all."

Speakers at the press conference will include SF City Treasurer Jose Cisneros and Supervisor Bevan Dufty, along with John Lewis and Stuart Gaffney, plaintiffs in the court battles before the Supreme Court, Andrea Shorter of And Marriage 4 All, Rafael Mandelman of the Harvey Milk Democratic Club and Paulie Schreck of COLAGE, and AIDS activist Cleve Jones. Then the Brass Liberation Orchestra will play as speakers and attendees kick off the March to Sacramento with a symbolic walk from City Hall to the steps of the CA Supreme Court on McAllister.

On Wednesday, March 25, the marchers will head to Berkeley to begin their 5-day walk to the state capital in Sacramento. Along the way, they will meet with local communities to share stories and to learn about their struggles for social and economic justice. Plans for the walk include volunteer work in the Delta town of Isleton, and a meeting with faith leaders in Walnut Creek.
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