Stand for Marriage Maine & No On 1 Events

Stand for Marriage Maine will be hosting an event this evening.  The even till be held in the Augusta Civic Center from 6-8:30pm Sunday the 13th.  Admission is free, but media has been kept from attending the rally.  They will however be addressing their decision to keep the media out at the Civic Center at 4pm.  No on 1/Protect Maine Equality will be holding the first in a series of events around the  state beginning this evening.  At statement from No on 1 and more information after the cut.

The NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign also announced that it will hold the first of a series of “community conversations” around the state this evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street in Augusta.  The purpose of these community conversations is to engage Mainers on this important question of fairness and equality.

“We have challenged the sponsors of tonight’s rally to open it to the Maine media and the general public, as our community conversation will be this evening in Augusta” said NO on 1 campaign manager Jesse Connolly.  “Their 4:00 p.m. ‘media availability’ is the only opportunity Maine media will have to question the speakers SFMM has flown in from out of state to oppose the marriage equality rights of loving Maine couples and families.  We are grateful to the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry for speaking out today to show that thousands of Maine people of faith and their leaders support marriage equality and will vote no on November 3rd.”

Who: Members of the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry in Maine

What: Response to Speakers at Rally to Oppose Marriage Equality

Where: Second Floor of the North Wing of the Augusta Civic Center, Hallway Outside of the Maine Lounge

When: 4:00 p.m. TODAY (Sunday, September 13, 2009)

and

Who: NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality

What: Community Conversation on Marriage Equality

Where: South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street, Augusta

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. TODAY (Sunday, September 13, 2009)

Contact: Mark Sullivan, Communications Director, (207)671-0542 (cell) or mark@protectmaineequality.org
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