Please join me in the first-ever online march for equality during inauguration week. Information about how to join can be obtained via http://www.equalitymatters.org/
It's very easy to participate. This is a virtual march--it takes place only on-line, on the Internet. There are some great things about it being a virtual march:
- it allows more people to participate
- one doesn't have to expend funds to travel to get to a certain location to participate
- one doesn't have to travel to get to a certain location to make a statement
- it's a greener way of doing activism
- it's very green -- just think of all the carbon saved by people not having to travel, and the lesser environmental impact of hoards people not having to congregate all in one region
- great way for people who aren't able to get out of their homes (e.g., people with disabilities)
So please join me in standing up for equality and making a statement on-line by changing your profile picture on all of the social (and business) network sites that you're a member of to one of the images supplied in this post (which are copied from the web site).
Equality does matter, and there are at least 1,138 reasons why. Most people don't know this. It's about time that people start learning and taking an active role in their government.
Webtivism is the new form of civil disobedience, of political activism. Some people ask "what will changing my profile picture do?" My response: help raise awareness and make a statement. Let people know you're taking a stand for what is right and just in the world. Imagine seeing a sea of profile pictures of "1138 rights" ... wouldn't that have a deep impact and affect the way you view things?
More from the web site:
Help educate America. Join us Inauguration Week, January 17 to 24, for the first "Online March for Equality." The simple act of posting this site to your Facebook profile AND changing your profile picture will help spread the word and send a message of equality at a critical time in our Nation's political history.
If we're ever going to achieve equality, it's going to happen because we educate all Americans about the important rights we're fighting for: tax fairness, hospital visitation, medical decision-making, exemption from estate taxes, spousal immigration, and government benefits -- just to name a few.
We've created a selection of badges (more to come soon) that you can use as your profile picture during the Online March.
The following are real stories showing the impact that marriage inequality on gay and lesbian couples across the country. If the denial of marriage benefits has had a direct impact on you or someone you know, we'd like to share your story. Please use the form below.