Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Equality & Justice Day 2009

Thank you to everyone who helped make LGBT Equality & Justice Day 2009 our most successful lobby day ever! Two thousand of you came to show Albany the power of our community, and your efforts did not go unnoticed – this year’s E&J Day received more coverage in the media than ever before. The following are a few photos from the day and links to just a sampling of the stories written and broadcast across the state:

New York Magazine’s Chris Rovzar attended the full day and covered the morning speeches and afternoon rally.

Several blogs noted the standing ovation given to the Governor when he spoke during the morning program.

The Troy Record has a great collection of video clips from the rally.

Gannett News
wrote on the rally and LBGT activists’ lobbying efforts.

Capitol Confidential highlights some of Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle’s best morning comments. They also noted the important point that on E&J Day, LGBT rights advocates lobby both legislators who are already good on our issues and those who aren’t there yet.

has great broadcast coverage of the day (here and here), as does Capital News 9.

Fox News in Albany highlighted Republican Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward’s comments at the rally.

WNYC radio also covered the full day (here and here).

The AP’s coverage of E&J Day is short and to-the-point.

Were you at Equality & Justice Day? Share your stories and feedback in the comments of this post!

1 comment:

daftpunkydavid said...

yes i was at E&J day. Thanks for putting this together and facilitating the exchanges that took place. I do have 2 questions about all this. 1) At the onset of the rally, Alan van Capelle said some beautiful words in Hebrew. Do you know the name of the prayer? 2)Assemblyman O'Donnell said something about the bill A07732 coming to the assembly floor for a vote on monday. Did Imis-hear him or is it true? Thanks for both answers!