Letter from Brendalynn Goodall, Club President, on The Supreme Court decision.
Wednesday July 1st, 2015
With the historic decision on marriage equality by The Supreme Court, we have come closer to full equality in the eyes on the law, our loved ones and the communities in which we live, work and thrive.
I am reminded at times like this of our mission as a club:
The Supreme Court decision is a celebratory victory, however, there are many challenges and issues that we need to continue to address. We need to continue to fight for equality in health care services, workplace discrimination by supporting the passage of ENDA, open adoption policies to all LGBT members, transgender issues, racism within and from outside of our communities, and elder and youth issues.
As a community, we need to continue to re-energize and use what we have learned in the fight for marriage equality – and continue to fight for all LGBT rights. A battle has been won but many more are still ahead of us. The road is long, but together and with our non LGBT allies it will be a successful one. Lasting changes take time but we are on our way. With your support, your energy and your passion, we will continue to change hearts and minds and reach full equality.
Brendalynn Goodall, President
East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club
The East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club has continued concerns about the adequacy of BART service during this coming weekend's SF Pride festivities. Although BART has committed to run extra trains on an on-call basis, they have fallen short of implementing a weekday schedule even though SF pride is one of the Bay Area's largest cultural events and BART’s highest ridership days of the year. To compound matters, both the Giants and A's also play home games on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. And even though there are events on Sunday that begin well before 8 A.M., that's when BART will start operating.
East Bay Stonewall's message to BART has been clear throughout: our community expects adequate BART service on SF Pride weekend.
Please help us hold BART accountable by telling us about your BART experience this weekend. Use #FixBARTPride or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club. P.O. Box 386, Berkeley, CA 94701 Contact us at: email@example.com