February 8, 2011- YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND!
Registration closes on January 15, 2011
Marriage Equality Day provides us a chance to start the New Year off right by meeting with our elected officials and spending time opening their hearts and minds to the need for marriage equality.
GET ON THE BUS! (Registration Links):
EXTENDED UNTIL Jan. 5th--Angel Donor subsidizing: Save $10 off bus & lunch or $5 off lunch only registration (savings already deducted below)!
- Register for bus & lunch only ($40)- click here (OR click here to use your MENY login)
- Register for lunch Only ($10)- click here (OR click here to use your MENY login)
- Register for a scholarship- click here (OR click here to use your MENY login)
- Can't attend? Give the GIFT of a scholarship- Donate here!
MENY has reserved conference space in the building connected to the legislative and capital building (where the meetings will take place). This will give us easy access to our meetings. We also will have volunteer staff on hand for this event and buses from various points in New York State going to Albany for Marriage Equality Day.
Schedule of Events (Tentative-still subject to change):
- 10:00-10:30am Introductions- distribute meeting locations & materials
- 10:30-10:40am Meet your District Meeting Leader (go over materials provided)
- 10:40-11:10am Marriage 101: Get the facts
- 11:10-11:20am How we meet with a senator?
- 11:20-11:30am TBA
- 11:30-12:15pm Lunch provided during district team discussions
- 12:45- 2:30pm Senate Meetings
- 3:00 - 4:00pm Event Closing and Next Steps
Bus departs from Albany by 4pm to return to your pick-up location.
If you are registering for a scholarship you will receive an email after Jan. 1, 2011 when your scholarship is granted. They are based on availability and provided on a first come, first served basis.
Current Community Partners include: HRC*, Empire State Pride Agenda*, Proud Ally, GLSEN, Metropolitan Community Church of NY, Big Gay Hudson Valley, gayalbanyonline.com, Bronx Community Pride Center, Harlem Pride, Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC & WNY, Hudson Valley Out & About, Freedom to Marry, Interfaith Impact of NYS and Hofstra University's Pride Group (list in formation, Bold*- Community Sponsors)
Want to be a Community Sponsor?
We have various levels of sponsorship for your business or organization:
$3,000: Sponsor the lunch and have the lunch break named after your organization/business. Get the opportunity to speak to the attendees as part of the program. Also, your logo will get top billing on all promotional materials at the event.
$1,500: Sponsor a bus and have the bus named after your organization/business. Your logo will get priority placement on all promotional materials produced at the event.
$750: Sponsor 1/2 of a bus and have people on the bus know that you helped make this possible. Your logo will be placed on all promotional materials produced at the event.
$375: Sponsor 1/4 of a bus and have people on the bus know that you helped make this possible. Your name will be placed on promotional materials produced at the event.
$250: Sponsor a row on a bus and have people on the bus know that you helped make this possible. Your name will be placed on promotional materials produced at the event.
$100: Sponsor a two-seater on a bus and get honorable mention in our materials.
If you are interested in being a partner, sponsor or have any other questions, comments, or concerns please email us at MED2011@MENY.US