Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rochester Volunteer Spotlight

A message from Todd Plank, our Western New York Field Organizer:

Bess Watts and Ann Tischer, volunteers who have been involved with the Pride Agenda for years, received the Community Leadership Award at the Equality Leadership Conference in Rochester on October 30. The Conference was attended by hundreds of business and workplace leaders from Western New York.

Bess Watts and Anne Tischer have been involved as Marriage Ambassadors with the Pride Agenda, and their energy and enthusiasm have inspired those around them.Watts, for example, is an active member in the County & State Employees Association (CSEA), one of the largest unions in New York State, and has founded a Pride @ Work Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter that is active in the Pride in Our Union program. Both are indefatigable activists who have elevated public consciousness of the injustices faced by people of color, the impoverished, and local laborers without fair representation, as well as LGBT people.

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