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EQCA Hails Signing of Hate Crimes Legislation

Today President Obama made history by signing into law a bill that will extend existing hate crimes laws to include “gender identity and sexual orientation,” mandate FBI tracking of anti-LGBT hate crimes and allow the Justice Department to assist in hate crime investigations at the local level when local law enforcement is unable or unwilling to fully address these crimes.

Marriage Equality Supporters Seek Victory in Maine

Reeling from last year's Proposition 8 loss in California, organizers are focusing on Maine’s election, stating a victory is crucial and vital to the marriage equality movement nationwide.

Maine and Washington Update: Last chance to call voters

The campaigns to protect marriage rights in Maine and domestic partnership rights in Washington State are heating up as the two states enter the final crunch period before Election Day on November 4. We’re doing all we can to help out from here, holding weekly phone banks across California, Along with our amazing local coalition partners, we’re calling voters in Maine and Washington.

Notes from The Center: Quarter Program Reviews

As we complete the annual independent audit from last fiscal year and the review the reports for the beginning quarter of this year, some of the overall facts are startling...

No on 1 Maine Phone Bank, Nov. 1

Maine is facing a Proposition 8-style”ballot measure that could strip same-sex marriage rights away by “a vote the people” on November 3.

Centerpoint: Wait, What Are My Rights Again?

With more pending landmark federal legislation than we could have imagined, our collective heads are spinning just trying to keep up with it all. So here’s a quick and dirty update on the state of our civil rights in 2009.

25,000 Down, How About Another 10,000?

At 2:30, Amy Mello—our field director—shared some fantastic news: EQCA volunteers, along with our local coalition partners at all our offices, made our 25,000th call to Maine this afternoon, hitting our commitment to the campaign through Election Day. The California calls are a full one-third of all the out-of-state calls supporting the No on 1 campaign in Maine. Great job, volunteers!

Non-profit Profile : DIG

Malnutrition in HIV/AIDS patients is a problem that can be addressed in a very real, cost effective, and time efficient way. DIG installs micro-gardens in hospitals, outpatient facilities, and orphanages, ensuring a steady supply of quality vegetables to their kitchens.