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TOMORROW: Kentuckians Value Fairness Day – we need you!

February 23, 2010

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Tomorrow marks one of the most important days of the year for achieving statewide fairness and you can be part of it.

The Fairness Campaign, the ACLU of KY, Kentucky Fairness Alliance and a host of other progressive groups throughout the state will be driving down to the state capital tomorrow to take part in Kentuckians Value Fairness Day, which will be a call to action for legislators to pass a statewide fairness bill.

Even if you’ve never lobbied, you are still encouraged to come. There will be training throughout the morning, with various groups speaking to legislators. If you are in need of a ride, the Fairness Campaign will be carpooling at their office (2263 Frankfort Ave.) at 8 AM.

The event culmulnates at 1 PM with the “Rally in the Rotunda,” which includes testimonies by legislators, students and everyday folks like you who support passing fairness protections for all citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

A schedule of events throughout the day:

8:00 a.m.- Carpool from Fairness office (2263 Frankfort Ave., Louisville)
9:00 a.m. – Lobby Training, Capitol Annex Room 131
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Legislative Meetings
1:00 p.m. – Rally, Capitol Rotunda

For more info, please visit the Facebook event or call the Fairness Campaign office at (502) 893-0788. Your legislators need to hear from YOU, so don’t be afraid to share your story and passion about why this matters to you!

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 24
9:00am – 2:00 PM

WHERE:
State Capitol
Frankfort, Kentucky

SB 68 Vote TOMORROW in Frankfort – Can you come?

March 9, 2009

Fairness Campaign will be headed to Frankfort tomorrow in preparation for the vote on SB 68, the nasty anti-gay adoption bill proposed by Shelbyville Senator Gary Tapp. They’ll be lining the steps of the capitol at 1 p.m. and you can join them. If you are able to take some time off for this critical issue, Fairness will be carpooling from Louisville at 8 a.m.

Also, there is still time left to make your voice heard about SB 68. Call (800) 372-7181 and leave a message for KY House Speaker Greg Stumbo or call him directly at (502) 564-2363. You can also reach him here. Let all your friends and families know how devastating this bill will be for KY families, kids and the state budget.

Kentuckians Value Fairness – Recap and photos from last week

March 2, 2009

So, I was a little behind on posting the photos from KVF Day last Wednesday, but they have now been uploaded!

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The rally drew hundreds of people from all over the state and various speakers, including a gay couple with a daughter, added to the magnetic and incredible atmosphere. To see the rest of the photos, visit the Queer Louisville Flickr page.

What kind of press did we get? Quite a bit (tips c/o Jacob Wellington) …

WHAS-TV (video)

Courier-Journal (photo album here)

Lexington Herald-Leader

Progressive Democrats of America

National Gay News Web site

LEO

Planet Transgender

Towleroad

Yahoo News

And we still need your help! SB 68, the nasty bill that will prevent unmarried (read: gay) couples from adopting is still up in the air in the legislature, so it is critical that you write your senator! Find yours by clicking here and feel free to call the weekly hotline at (800) 372-7181. Let them know how you really feel about this discriminatory, hateful measure and how devastating it would be for KY families and the commonwealth as a whole.

Reminder: Kentuckians Value Fairness TOMORROW in Frankfort

February 24, 2009

We’re skipping the Music Tuesdays post to talk about one the most important days of the year for the GLBTQ community in the Bluegrass State and how you can be a part of it.

Kentuckians Value Fairness Day takes place tomorrow in Frankfort, culminating a statewide event for equal rights. Gay advocate and progressive groups around the region will be speaking with legislators and rallying in the rotunda for a state law that will prevent discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on sexual orientation and gender. They’ll also be speaking out against the nasty SB 68 that has received a lot of coverage.

The following information is provided by the Fairness Campaign, who will be carpooling from Louisville at 7 a.m. Please call (502) 893-0788 for further details. If you are completely new to lobbying, feel free to meet up with the folks from Fairness! Here’s their schedule:

8:30 a.m.: Meeting and Lobby Training in Capitol Annex 111
9 a.m.-Noon: Meet with Legislators
12:30-1:30 p.m.: Rally in Rotunda

There will be countless other groups there, including the Kentucky Fairness Alliance, ACLU of Kentucky, University of Louisville’s Common Ground, University of Kentucky Gay-Straight Alliance,  all gathering for the major rally at 12:30 p.m. If you are able to come, use vacation time or can carpool, please do it! Your presence will not only show legislators how much you care about this issue, but present a collective and public affirmation that discrimination should not be part of Kentucky’s legacy.

WHEN:
Tomorrow, February 25
All Day, starting at 8 a.m.

WHERE:
Capitol Building
700 Capitol Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601-3410

DIRECTIONS TO FRANKFORT:

Louisville: Take 1-64 to exit number 53-B to Highway 127 (Northbound) Drive North on 127 to intersection of 127 and 676 (the East-West Connector). Turn Right on Rt 676. Go down the hill. At the stoplight at the bottom of the hill, turn left onto Rt 420. (If you cross over the KY River you’ve gone to far.) Follow Rt 420 as it runs parallel to the Kentucky River. Parking Garage will be on your left.

Lexington: Take either 1-64 or U.S. 60 to Frankfort. From 1-64, take exit 58 and turn right onto US 60. Follow U.S. 60 past the East-West Connector, also called Rt 676. Stay on US 60 as it bends sharply to the left and becomes East Main Street. Follow this road towards downtown Frankfort.

Cincinnati: Merge onto 1-71 S (crossing into Kentucky). Continue until 1-71 S becomes 1-75 S. Merge onto the 1-64 W via Exit 118. Make a right on US-127 N Exit, exit number 53-B toward Frankfort. Turn right onto US-60/Louisville Road and make a right onto Lafayette Dr. Make a left onto Shelby St. and then turn right onto W State St.