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Thursday, March 21, join Occupy the NRA, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, and many other groups as they rally for better gun control legislation. At 4:30 pm at the Harlem State Office Building, at 163 West 125th Street, thousands will gather to show their support for background checks, an assault weapons ban, and other protections against the gun violence that threatens Americans. Guest speakers include Al Sharpton and Tony Bennett. Sign up to get involved here.
If you can’t make it to the event, join the Twitter rally!
On Sunday, March 24th, join civil rights activists for the Rally for Marriage – Justices for All, an historic march and rally to express support and solidarity with those who fight for marriage equality before the Supreme Court. Beginning at 1 pm at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street), marriage equality supporters will march to Washington Square Park, where at 2 pm there will be a rally. RSVP on Facebook to join Marriage Equality USA, GLAAD, Human Rights Campaign, Stonewall Democrats of New York City, Greater NYC for Change, and many more.
This event marks the upcoming Supreme Court hearings — on March 26 and 27 — on the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, which are fundamentally about whether gay and lesbian Americans can enjoy the same freedoms as everyone else. Speakers include actor Titus Burgess and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler. Visit Light of Justice for more info and rallies nationwide.