Sharing the Love on Facebook
The message below went out on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 to Standing on the Side of Love supporters. You can sign-up for these emails here.
Ah, Facebook. While it has its downsides, no doubt it is a medium that has truly influenced our lives. I like to think of Facebook as a method of contributing to interconnectedness. It’s no replacement for face-to-face interactions, but it is a way to stay in relationship with so many of those who have touched our lives.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve had many requests for Standing on the Side of Love Facebook Timeline covers. For those of you who use Facebook as a vehicle for community organizing, and for sharing your values with friends, old and new, we went ahead and developed four different Love covers for you. All we ask is that you use them with Love!
This is such an exciting time. The Maryland and Washington state legislatures have voted to end marriage discrimination and Govs. O’Malley and Gregoire were champions of both bills. The New Jersey legislature also voted for the freedom to marry, and now advocates are working to override Gov. Christie’s veto. In Maine, the LGBT and allied community is proactively going back to the ballot to seek the freedom to marry. North Carolina and Minnesota are working hard to convince voters not to write discrimination into their state constitutions in May and November, respectively. And yet another federal appeals court has ruled DOMA unconstitutional. In each of these places, Unitarian Universalists are contributing to the changes.
We are building relationships with immigrant justice organizations and actively working to create a more beloved community. We are passing local transgender anti-discrimination measures, and speaking out for environmental justice, for reproductive choice, and against the privatization of prisons. We are also readying ourselves for a groundbreaking Justice General Assembly!
At the heart of all of these activities is our core belief in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and that no one should ever face marginalization simply because of their identity. Whether our actions are small ones, like sharing the values of Standing on the Side campaign on Facebook, or monumental, like heading to our state capitals to exercise our voices as citizen lobbyists—each action is making a real difference.
So, from us to you, here is just one more tool to help you spread the love. Click here if you want to share Standing on the Side of Love on your Facebook page.
As always, thank you for living the spirit of this campaign every single day.