NEW YORK ― Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) is launching the National Equality Action Team (NEAT), a coalition of almost 50 local, state and national organizations and individual organizers mobilizing volunteers to win the freedom to marry in states with active marriage equality campaigns.
Volunteers are able to sign up on the NEAT website to join events near them and also to phone bank from virtually anywhere.
"The National Equality Action Team is unique in that it gives passionate marriage equality advocates across the country -- especially those in marriage equality states who want to pay it forward -- a chance to play an important role in our national movement to win the freedom to marry," said Tracy Hollister, MEUSA program director.
"NEAT shows what organizations and individuals can do when we come together as a coalition to empower our community to take individual action in support of all 50 states," said Brian Silva, MEUSA executive director. "Until everyone can marry the person they love, we all have work to do."
"NEAT is a continuation of our work over the past year in winning campaigns in Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, Washington, Rhode Island and Delaware, where we hosted almost 150 phone banks and made approximately 100,000 calls for marriage equality," board president Jane Wishon said. "Our goal is to continue this work and leverage our communities' collective power to secure marriage equality by working side by side with our NEAT partners."
1199 SEIU LGBTQ CAUCUS
ACLU of Southern California
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
American Humanist Association
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
Campaign for Southern Equality
Center for Inquiry - New York City
Democracy for New York City
Dignity New York
Empire State Pride Agenda
Equality Beyond Gender
Equality News Network|
Faith In America
Freedom to Marry
Human Rights Campaign - Greater New York
Human Rights Campaign - Triangle (NC)
Human Rights Campaign (National)
Individual Organizer - Jana Clark (RI)
Individual Organizer - Sherry Henderson (NC)
Lambda Independent Democrats –
Brooklyn Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ)
LGBT Community Center of New York City
Log Cabin Republicans
Marriage Equality USA
Metropolitan Community Churches Public Policy Team
National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Organization for Women
People For the American Way
PFLAG - New York City
PFLAG - Triangle North Carolina
The Center Long Beach
The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center
The Marry Me Movement
United Church of Christ