An email from Fair Wisconsin–the group that opposed the Marriage Amendment–to supporters. (See highlighted text.)
I have an unusual, but absolutely critical, request of you today.
So often I write to you about the need to protect LGBT people and their families against attempts to strip away rights and critical protections. You have responded over and over again and I sincerely appreciate your continued action in the fight for equality.
We have also been proud to welcome the support of our Union brothers and sisters in that fight. Every time we’ve had a challenge, whether it’s been the campaign against the 2006 constitutional amendment or vocal support of the domestic partner registry in 2009, Labor has never failed to stand with us in our time of need.
Yesterday, we heard about Governor Walker’s plan to strip public employees’ rights to organize and bargain collectively. This is our opportunity to thank these people – the same individuals who teach our children, care for our sick and even plow our streets – for their support by standing with them as they fight for their right to exist.
Our government should never be in the business of taking away people’s rights.
In fairness AND solidarity,
P.S. Support your friends, family and neighbors who depend on public jobs to support their families. Join Fair Wisconsin and thousands of union members and allies for an 11am rally at the State Capitol on Tuesday and Wednesday! We need you to show our elected officials that whether you’re LGBT, straight, union member, or not, taking away people’s rights is never acceptable.