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Arriving at 11:45, I was a little nervous/anxious about volunteering, asking strangers to sign a petition supporting equal rights. I had never participated or even attended a civil rights event, so volunteering at one came from a place of genuine love, curiosity, and determination to overcome whatever micro-barriers might still exist within me internally.
This weekend Equality Florida was having fun in sun at Aqua Girl, the world’s largest charity event for women. In between killer DJ sets, amazing artistic performances and dips in the pool we engaged the crowd in the fight for full equality for all LGBT Floridians.
NEWS RELEASE: Historic voter mobilization secures Pro-Equality Majority on Jacksonville City CouncilSubmitted by brittany on May 20, 2015 - 9:02am
Historic voter mobilization secures Pro-Equality Majority on Jacksonville City Council
Human Rights Campaign and Equality Florida rally more than 100,000 voters
[Jacksonville] -- An historic mobilization of pro-equality voters in today’s run-off elections means a majority of the Jacksonville City Council are now on record in support of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s nondiscrimination law.
Written by Morgan Baker, Jacksonville Media Intern
May has initiated a monstrous force of Get Out The Vote power! Phone banking kicked off on May 5th, with a strong team of 13 volunteers pitching in to call voters and recruit potential volunteers. At the Jacksonville EQFL headquarters, there was a dual phone bank consisting of two separate rooms with two very certain goals. One room was able to make over 120 calls and recruit 12 volunteer shifts.
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TransAction Advisory Board Spotlight
"Last year, Equality Florida launched its statewide transgender inclusion initiative in support of the Transgender Community. With the creation of TransAction Florida's Advisory Board, we now have a statewide scope and reach to provide advocacy, awareness and education of the transgender journey. We are very pleased to highlight one of our Advisory Board Members each month in 2015. This month, we are honored to spotlight the incomparable Arianna Lint."