April 07, 2009

Advocacy Group: One Iowa

In light of the recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling that will make same-sex marriage legal in the state as of April 21, One Iowa will be at the forefront of working to keep those rights intact for GLBT citizens. Enemies of equality have already begun a push for an amendment to the state constitution, like Proposition 8 in California, that would take those rights away. That effort will likely draw support from like-minded groups across the nation, and One Iowa will certainly be working to coordinate assistance from GLBT advocacy organizations. Here is some information from the organization's website:

One Iowa, the state's largest LGBT advocacy organization, is dedicated to supporting full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals living in Iowa through grassroots education and advocacy.

The One Iowa Education Fund is dedicated to supporting full equality for LGBT individuals living in Iowa through grassroots efforts and education. Programs funded in part or in full through the One Iowa Education Fund include:

Steering Committees are volunteer networks in communities across Iowa, serving as the foundation of our field program by identifying and mobilizing supporters through local outreach and education.

The House Party Program is a grassroots effort to engage and broaden support, educate and mobilize attendees, and build membership through primarily volunteer-led house parties.

The Story Collection Project is our statewide network of LGBT families and friends who want to take an active role in educating their communities by telling the story of their lives.

Our Marriage Education Program is working to change the hearts and minds of Iowans about marriage equality through public education and awareness.

For much more information about One Iowa, click here to visit their website.

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