Freedom to Marry, Equality PA, and Courage Campaign launch “Tell Casey to Commit” campaign
November 30, 2011
It's been two months since we launched our campaign asking Senator Bob Casey to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, and after receiving 2,400+ constituent signatures and stories from folks around the state, he's remaining silent. So today, Freedom to Marry, Equality PA, and Courage Campaign are launching our "Tell Casey to Commit" campaign.
Beginning today, same-sex couples, their families, and other fair-minded Pennsylvanians will drop by Senator Casey's office each Wednesday to ask whether or not he's committed to cosponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. They'll share their personal stories and bring pictures of their families, all in an effort to put a face to who DOMA really harms: Pennsylvania families.
We know that Senator Casey cares about his LGBT constituents, which is why we believe that face-to-face visits from constituents will make the difference in the Senator's decision. In a joint release sent our this morning, our National Campaign Director Marc Solomon issued this statement:
“Loving, committed gay and lesbian couples in Pennsylvania have reached out to Senator Casey diligently throughout the past month, but he has yet to commit to supporting the Respect for Marriage Act. Our hope is that by having the opportunity to meet with constituent families who are harmed every day without federal recognition of their marriage, Senator Casey will add his name to the list of cosponsors of the much needed Respect for Marriage Act.”
The first group of constituents is set to visit Senator Casey's office this afternoon, and we'll be sure to update you on how their visit goes. If you live in Pennsylvania and want to take part in this campaign, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll set you up with a day to drop by Senator Casey's office.