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Petitioning Mayor of Erie PA Joe Sinnott and 2 others

Join the nation-wide Mayors for the Freedom to Marry effort

More than 175 mayors from across the country have joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Coalition. Several mayors from Pennsylvania are listed.

Erie's mayor Joe Sinnott had been listed, but there had been a miscommunication when he had originally been placed on the page.

The Mayors of Bethlehem, Doylestown, Easton, Macungie, Philadelphia, Newtown and Landsdowne have joined the Mayors of Bethlehem and Philadelphia in supporting full civil marriage rights for the LGBT community.

This is something that we can work on together that will advance our community!

Please urge Mayor Joe Sinnott to sign on to join the Mayors for the Freedom Coalition by signing this petition and sharing it with your friends, families and neighbors.

Letter to
Mayor of Erie PA Joe Sinnott
Assistant to The Mayor Laura Schaaf
Coordinator of Community Initiatives Fred Rush
More than 175 mayors from across the country have joined the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry Coalition.

Within our own Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, John Callahan of Bethlehem, Rick Hoffmann of Macungie, Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Dennis O’Brien of Newtown, Salvatore Panto of Easton, Libby White of Doylestown and Jayne Young of Landsdowne have already joined this coalition.

Unfortunately, I don’t see your name currently listed.

The strength and health of our cities are enhanced when all families are protected and supported. Many loving and committed same-sex couples are active participants in improving our communities, and they deserve to know their mayor supports them, too. Furthermore, the freedom to marry enhances the economic competitiveness of our communities, improves the lives of families that call our cities home, and is simply the right thing to do. Right now, we are losing out on couples spending money to be married in New York State.

Please visit and sign on to the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry statement. Your city is counting on you to do the right thing.


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