Archive for September, 2009

Join Equality California, Vote for Equality, and Jordan/Rustin Coalition (along with other groups like Stonewall Democrats, Stonewall Young Democrats, Love Honor Cherish and Equal Roots) on Saturday, September 19th for a voter canvass to win marriage back.Jordan/Rustin Coalition has been partnering with Vote for Equality and Equality California in a ground-breaking canvass operation in an effort to spark more dialogue about same-sex marriage in communities of color. Specifically, we will be working together to talk to primarily African-American and Latino communities in South Los Angeles about why equal access to marriage is important for everyone.

You will be trained on how to talk to voters one-on-one and do the hard work of changing hearts and minds. The most effective way of persuading voters is through one-on-one face-to-face conversations. This is exactly the work all of us need to do in order to restore marriage equality in California.

Please come out and join us this Saturday. And bring a friend!

Saturday, September 19th, 10am-3pm
Holy Faith Episcopal Church
260 N Locust St
Inglewood, CA 90301

For more information (or to RSVP) please contact:

Milton Davis


Mike Ai

If you can’t make it to this one, the next South Los Angeles canvasses are scheduled for Saturday October 17th and Saturday November 7th. Put the dates in your calendar and we will look forward to seeing you then!

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OUTwest Boot Camp September 12-13!

Posted by: Ron Buckmire | Comments (0)


Saturday September 12th and 13th
Saturday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Sunday:   8:30am - 5:15pm


University of Southern California
(details will arrive in your confirmation e-mail)


Registration fees are $11.00. This includes continental breakfast and a lite lunch both days. You must pre-register for this event and you must commit to attending both days of the training.  Space is limited, sign up now to reserve your spot.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

You are invited to attend OUT West Campaign Boot Camp, an interactive 2-day workshop geared toward grassroots activists who are interested in becoming effective leaders, organizers, and candidates.OUT West, a broad coalition of marriage equality groups, is proud to offer this unique experience that will train activists in fundamental campaign skills and offer them a campaign manager’s view of how a solid campaign is run. Committed activists will gather for two days of training at USC that will prepare them to be leaders in the next campaign for marriage equality.

You must pre-register on the OUT West registration page to attend.

We hope you will join us!

Only7 days to Boot Camp!
Space is filling up quickly, so please

How is this different?

OUT West Boot Camp will enhance skills learned from the wonderful trainings our brother and sister organizations have put on.  Camp Courage trainings teach people how to speak with voters, friends and family about marriage equality to effectively change their hearts and minds.  The Vote For Equality trainings teach essential campaign skills like voter registration, volunteer recruitment, putting together house parties, etc.

The OUT West Boot Camp is about learning what it takes to win a campaign from a strategic stand point.

  • How you can reach voters with effective messages and through different mediums.
  • How you can fundraise in a variety of manners and where does that money need to go.
  • How you can organize a field team and what specific targets need to be accomplished in order to secure a region for your side.
  • How you can respond to a viscous attack from the other side with an effective counter-message.

These are critical skills our activists and grassroots groups need to be aware of, so we can out maneuver Frank Schubert, Ron Prentice and the rest of the Yes on 8 leadership in the next campaign.

Please email us at if you have questions about Campaign Boot Camp or need information about lodging or carpools. Remember, you must pre-register and space is limited!


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Steve Bradford-  council432

Steve Bradford was elected to the California Assembly on Tuesday September 1st, representing the 51st District. Bradford is an African American champion of LGBT rights, and replaces Curren Price, who was elected to the State Senate (26th District) in a special election on May 19th.

Both Bradford and Price opposed Proposition 8 and support full marriage equality for same-sex couples. We look forward to working with Assemblymember Bradford and State Senator Price to educate and inform them of the needs of their Black LGBT constituents.

It is important that we congratulate African American leaders who stick to their principles of  believing in equality for all even when they get flack from their political opponents for  their positions.

Categories : Black LGBT, JRC
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