Current "We Are" News and Events
Love is the Answer: Rally Against Amendment One
What a great day. While we had only 100 to 150 on hand at any one time, about three hundred came by. Lets face it, it was COLD and overcast, hard to keep it going for 5 hours. Volunteers started at 8:30 in the morning getting it all together for the big day. We had games up, the jousting pit, the grill was going, all by 11. Lots of families with little ones. This kids really had fun bouncing around in the inflatable jousting pit. While this was all going on, the shuttle bus ran folks to the polls to vote. The speeches, stories, sharing and music started at 2 with the drummers (talk about positive energy) and went on till about 4. The message is clear, we are going to stop Amendment One. If you could not make it and wanted to hear why some of your neighbors are voting against Amendment One, watch this video.(updated 4/29)
March to the polls, Thursday, April 19th
The March to the Polls on Thursday, April 19th, went really well. We gathered together, marched 1.1 miles to the polls. Voted. Marched back. Camaraderie was great, our voices were heard. Make sure yours is heard. Find three friends, strangers, who ever. Get them to the polls to vote AGAINST this amendment.(updated 4/29)
"We Are" T-Shirts Are Here
Show your support and wear the shirt. A limited number of "We Are" t-shirts (front back) are available as a premium with your $15 or greater donation. You have spoken to your friends on this issue, now help educate the person on the street. Contact the We Are Campaign by email for donation instructions, arranging delivery and to ensure your size is available. (Note: $5 shipping if you want it mailed.) As of the 29th, small and XL are all that left at campaign headquarters. Swing by The wonderful folks Sisters to see what they have left. Lucky Dog Paw Prints, a Greensboro, NC business, printed the shirts. (updated 4/29)
Indoor Rally at College Park Baptist Church; Monday, April 16th, at 7pm
There was a great turn out for the indoor rally. Over 600 showed up, it was standing room only. Thanks to our fellow organizers: Greensboro People of Faith and the National Conference for Community and Justice, Coalition to Protect NC Families, Guilford Green Foundation, Outlaw, and PFLAG Greensboro. Many thanks to our special guest speakers Dr. Rev. William Barber, President of the North Carolina NAACP and Maxine Eichner Professor at the UNCG school of law. (updated 4/16)
Amendment One: What Does it Really Mean, Tuesday, April 10th, at 7pm
More than 80 people came out to our panel discussion on Amendment One. We had panelists speaking from different professional, personal, and religious perspectives as to the harms of this amendment on North Carolina residents. After the panelists' introductions there was good dicussion and questions from the audience. Read> Lindsay Welch's, We Are Director, presentation at the panel.(updated 4/17)
"Against Ammendment One" Yard Signs Available
Show your support on your lawn or other location. Contact We Are for a yard sign. (updated 4/8)
"We Are" Publications Available
- We now have posters advertising the rally in the following formats and printing sizes: 8x11 pdf (5 mb), 11x17 pdf (8 mb), 11 x 17 jpg (8 mb). Print and Share.
- Spread the word with the tri-fold brochure.
- Flyer advertising the panel discussion on the consequences of Ammendment One (updated 4/8)
All You Need Is Love: A Benefit for Marriage Equality
The concert was tremendous. The music was great and the venue top notch. Monsterously big thanks to:
Laila Nur: Facebook and Reverbnation
Coast Ghost: Facebook and Reverbnation
The Talkshow Hosts
Village Tricycle Cabaret: Facebook
The Fair and the Foul: Reverbnation
While everyone in attendence learned about the concequences of this ill conceived ammendment, the job is not done. We still have a lot of outreach and education in front of us. While the event was major financial succes for the campaign, we are only about a third of the way towards funding the rally. If you have not donated yet, do so. Every little bit helps. (updated 4/7)
"We Are" Wants Your Group to Support our Principles and Publically Oppose this Amendment.
The cornerstone of “We Are” is our founding document; a list of principles stating our beliefs and our opposition to Amendment One. We want all groups willing to do so, to take a public stand against this amendment. This could be a group that is obviously related to the cause like a political party or an LGBT group, it could be a civic group like a gardening club or sports club, a professional organization, a business, or a religious institution. This amendment is both a human rights issue for LGBT people, and a human issue. The amendment if passed will affect everyone in the state, no matter their race, religion, income, employment status, or sexual orientation. Everyone deserves the chance and has the right to speak out against Amendment One.If your group wants to sign our principles, or wants us to speak to your group about the amendment and the affects it will have on North Carolina residents, please contact us. “We Are” strives to be a resource for information about the amendment, to educate North Carolinians about the amendment, and to inform the community about the different events that are going on from all of our allied groups against the amendment.