HRC: Wake up from white privilege and diversify!
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HRC: Wake up from white privilege and diversify!

    1. Ian Finkenbinder
    2. Petition by

      Ian Finkenbinder

      Seattle, WA

On July 20th, congressional hearings begin on the process to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Joe Solmonese and the HRC are scheduled to testify, as well as some couples desiring to urge Congress to bring marriage equality to all LGBT citizens. However, no people of color nor binational couples are slated to be represented and that is an outrage.

The issue of separation and deportation directly impacts thousands of LGBT couples and it is imperative that we include their powerful testimony in this important debate. Tell HRC: Reject white privilege and diversify our representation!

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. No binational couples or people of color scheduled for the DOMA hearings!

      Ian Finkenbinder
      Petition Organizer

      Click the link below-- Joe Solmonese and Evan Wolfson, as well as LGBT couples, are testifying in congressional hearings to repeal DOMA. Why are no POC or binational couples represented in testimony?

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    Reasons for signing

    • Joel Dickinson MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      HRC needs to focus on raising money and actively working for change - not throwing lavish fundraisers that are more about the party than they are the cause. That time and money should be spent on improving the lives of the community, not giving rich white men (yet another) chance to pat themselves on the back.

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    • Dr Paul Davis HOLSWORTHY, DEVON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      My partner, who is an American citizen, and I were married in Vermont in July 2000. Because of the USA immigration laws, we have not been able to go to the USA to visit our family since then. This separation from our American family is a violation of our human rights.

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    • Robin Will PORTLAND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      Let's see if we can become more inclusive without bashing the white people who have given so much.

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    • Sera Wohldmann LONG BEACH, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Not just white privilege, but cis privilege as well! When was the last time you had a trans person on board? Because from the way HRC does business (see ENDA 2007) you'd think that we don't exist.

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    • John Panzer BERKELEY, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Hey White Bois- Wake up to our community, your days of wanting your white congressional daddy to let you in the club are over.

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