Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Help Us Speak OUT IN THE SILENCE in Pennsylvania's Most Conservative Communities

On May 2, State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the Pennsylvania General Assembly's "No. 1 Conservative," introduced House Bill 1434, a Constitutional Amendment to Protect Marriage Between ‘One Man and One Woman’ in the state.

Not only would such a measure NOT 'protect' marriage, it would cause real harm to real people by denying fundamental rights and protections to families comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people -- excluding them from the institutions of marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships.

Such mean-spirited, politically-motivated attacks also stir up irrational fears and hatred of their targets, putting LGBT people at-risk of losing jobs, housing, access to higher education, personal safety, and sometimes their very lives.

We believe that a vast majority of Pennsylvanians have a more welcoming and inclusive view of their LGBT families, friends, and neighbors, even in the conservative districts of the Marriage 'Protection' Amendment's 37 co-sponsors.

That's why we want to hold very public OUT IN THE SILENCE town-hall screening events in these co-sponsors' very communities, helping to bring people of good will there together to effectively express their support.

And we need your help!

If you live, or care about what's happening, in one of these legislative districts, we want to work with you on an event to raise visibility and help build the local movement for change.

Please check out the list of target legislative districts below and be in touch with us to get involved: QwavesJoe@yahoo.com


If Not Us, Who? And If Not Now, When?


Penna. Marriage Protection Amendment (HB 1434) Co-Sponsors

Daryl Metcalfe (R) – Butler County / Cranberry Township

Scott Boyd (R) – Lancaster County – Lampeter

Stephen Barrar (R) - Chester / Delaware County - Boothwyn

Michele Brooks (R) – Crawford / Lawrence / Mercer County – Greenville & Meadville

Martin Causer (R) – Cameron / McKean / Potter County – Bradford & Coudersport

Jim Christiana (R) – Beaver County – Monaca & Aliquippa

Paul Clymer (R) – Bucks County – Perkasie

Jim Cox (R) – Berks County – Sinking Spring

Tom Creighton (R) – Lancaster County – Manheim & Denver

Matt Gabler (R) – Clearfield / Elk County – DuBois & St. Marys

Mark Gillen (R) – Berks County – Reading

R. Ted Harhai (D) – Fayette / Westmoreland County – Monessen

Doyle Heffley (R) – Carbon County – Lehighton

Dick Hess (R) – Bedford / Fulton / Huntingdon County – Bedford

David Hickernell (R) – Dauphin / Lancaster County – Elizabethtown & Columbia

Scott Hutchinson (R) – Butler / Venango County – Oil City

Rob W Kauffman (R) – Cumberland/Franklin County – Chambersburg & Shippensburg

Fred Keller (R) – Snyder / Union County – Mifflinburg

Mark Keller (R) – Franklin / Perry County – New Bloomfield & Chambersburg

Jerry Knowles (R) – Berks / Schuykill County – Tamaqua

Timothy Krieger (R) – Westmoreland County – Greensburg & Youngwood

John Lawrence (R) – Chester County – West Grove

Jim Marshall (R) – Beaver County – Beaver Falls

Carl Walker Metzgar (R) – Bedford / Somerset County – Somerset & Hyndman

David Millard (R) – Columbia County – Berwick & Bloomsburg

T. Mark Mustio (R) – Allegheny County – Moon Township

Donna Oberlander (R) – Armstrong / Clarion County – Clarion & Numine

Jeffrey Pyle (R) – Armstrong / Indiana County – Ford City, Apollo, & Home

Kathy Rapp (R) – Forest / Mckean / Warren County – Warren

Mike Reese (R) – Fayette / Westmoreland County – Mount Pleasant

Brad Roae (R) – Crawford County – Titusville & Meadville

Rick Saccone (R) – Allegheny / Washington County – Jefferson Hills

Curt Schroder (R) – Chester County – Exton

Jerry Stern (R) – Blair County – Hollidaysburg

Richard Stevenson (R) – Blair / Mercer County – Grove City

RoseMarie Swanger (R) – Lebanon County – Lebanon

Will Tallman (R) – Adams / York County – Hanover

Randy Vulakovich (R) – Allegheny County – Glenshaw

1 comment:

bonnie-halfelvn said...

Daryl Metcalfe is my boss's rep. My boss is a long-time supporter. ;P If there is a screening in his district, I will attend, if I am able.