For Immediate Release
November 12, 2008
PRESS RELEASE
Shame on 2 Rally - Join The Impact Tampa Bay & St Petersburg
Contacts for Tampa
R. Zeke Fread
pridetb@verizon.net
Home: 813-251-0693 (Primary Contact Number)
Cell: 813-367-6791
Cathy James
cathy_james@yahoo.com
Contact for St Pete
Andres Conte
727-743-0054
andrewtnyc@aol.com
Cate Colgan

cate@cate.tv

727-599-9787    

 
"Shame on 2 Rally - Join The Impact Tampa Bay & St Petersburg"
 
Frustrated and Disillusioned Fair-Minded Floridians who opposed Amendment 2, will be holding a "Shame On 2 Rally." Voters may have succeeded in enshrining religious beliefs into our states constitution. However, promises were made that existing domestic partners benefits and rights of heterosexual and same-gender couples would not be stripped away. Our presence at the rally will serve to remind voters of these promises and they must be kept. "We Will Not Go Quietly Into That Good-Night" nor allow Florida to follow in the steps of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin, where broken promises cost their citizens benefits and rights.
 
In a country that prides itself as defenders of equal civil and human rights for people around the world. It's shameless it condones a small majority of citizens, solely based on their personal religious belief, to dictate laws that could adversely effect benefits, protections and rights for a minority or group of people. Passage of Florida's Amendment 2, Arizona's Prop 102 and California's Prop 8  delegates Gay and Lesbian Americans to Second Class Citizenship. 
 
Tampa Bay and Pinellas County will coincide with rallies being held in our sister cities of Jacksonville, Lake Worth, Miami Beach, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Panama City and Pensacola. All are apart of Join The Impact National Day of Action. A day when citizens from across the country will stand united in solidarity of our strong opposition to Amendment 2, and Propitiation 102 and 8. We refuse to allow there mean-spirited religiously backed attacks on their equal civil rights of gay and lesbian citizens go unchallenged without having our voices heard. 
 
TAMPA BAY
DATE: Saturday, November 15th.
TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Joe Chillura Courthouse Square at the Corners of Morgan, Kennedy, Pierce & Madison (Across the street from Hillsborough County Center & Court House, 610 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33602)
 
ST. PETERSBURG
DATE: Saturday, November 15th.
TIME: 1:30 - 3:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Mirror Lake Park at the Corner of 1st Avenue N. and 6th. Street N.
 
List of cities participating in the Join The Impact National Day of Action throughout Florida: http://florida.bilerico.com/2008/11/national_day_of_protest.php and for a list cities and towns across the country: http://jointheimpact.com/protest-locations/ 
 
Media contacts Tampa Bay: R. Zeke Fread, Home: 813-251-0693, Cell 813-367-6791 or Cathy James, Cell 727-424-5717. St Petersburg Cell 727-743-0054 or Cate Colgan 727-599-9787