Sue Kerr

Thanks for Changing Your Facebook Avatar: Got Two More Minutes?

Filed By Sue Kerr | March 30, 2013 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Action Alerts, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Bob Casey, Equality Pennsylvania, Facebook profile, marriage equality, Pennsylvania


Did the great avatar swap on Facebook have any impact? US Senators are now coming out in support of marriage equality - only nine Democrats left to go.

So, yes, you can demonstrate that changing your avatar had an impact - on you. How?

By contacting US Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and urging him to support marriage equality. It will take two additional minutes and you have your choice of methods.

What do you say? Here's what Equality PA suggests:

As thousands of gay and lesbian couples across Pennsylvania are doing the hard work of raising kids and building strong families, we shouldn't have to worry that DOMA will deny us the ability to protect our families when we need to most.

Senator Casey, do what's right for Pennsylvania families!

I'd suggest:

[email protected], I live in PA and deserve equal protection under the law. Pls support #marriageequality

It is simple way to demonstrate that your support for our families goes beyond a fun Facebook moment. For what its worth, the visual impact of the red avatars was very powerful for me; it shifted something in me to witness so much love and support. Thank you for making that happen.

I hope I can now count on you to keep up the momentum. Pennsylvania is going to have a long drawn out transition to marriage equality - decades perhaps. We need strong leadership now to support my family and all of our LGBT sisters and brothers in Pennsylvania.

And, yes, of course, even if you do not live in Pennsylvania you can help. Contact your own Senators, share this post with your friends in PA, tweet, email, etc. The point is that I believe you will take another 2 minutes and then another. Before long, you are with us for the long haul!

(Graphic credit: Sue Kerr)

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