Coalition to Announce Major Campaign to Win Black Support for Marriage Equality

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December 8, 2003

WHO: Ken Reeves, City Councilor, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Rev. Michaele Moore, God's Living Spirit Church
Donna Payne, Human Rights Campaign
Keith Boykin, Bestselling Author
Mandy Carter, Freedom To Marry Steering Committee
Alicia Heath-Toby and Saundra Toby-Heath, black lesbian couple from New Jersey
Dr. Alvin Williams and Nigel Simon, black gay couple from Washington

WHAT: Press conference to announce a nationwide African-American media campaign against the Federal Marriage Amendment

WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington

WHEN: Monday, December 8, 2003, 12:30 p.m. E.S.T.

WASHINGTON -- The National Black Justice Coalition, an ad hoc consortium of black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community leaders, will hold a press conference on Monday, December 8 to announce a new national campaign against the proposed constitutional amendment to discriminate against gay and unmarried couples. The leaders will announce a major fundraising drive and a targeted ad campaign to generate black support for marriage equality.

The press conference will take place on Monday, December 8, 2003 in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club at 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.


December 8, 2003

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