Conference Reconciliation Committee Promotes Clergy Call to Capitol Hill
The Reconciliation Committee of the California-Nevada Annual Conference urges participation in the Human Rights Campaign's Clergy Call to Capitol Hill, May 4-5. The theme, "Moving From Acceptance to Advocacy," will address, in particular, "the need for a transgender inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act."
Text of the letter from the committee follows:
Human Rights Campaign
Clergy Call to Capitol Hill, May 4-5, 2009
Dear Clergy of the California-Nevada Annual Conference:
In 2007, 230 inter-faith clergy persons traveled to
While we've certainly made progress, the work isn't finished. So The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has issued an invitation for Clergy Call 2009. It will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 4-5, 2009 in
The theme for 2009 will be "Moving from Acceptance to Advocacy." It will particularly address the need for a transgender inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. HRC compromised on the bill before Congress, removing transgender persons at the suggestion of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) and others, so that the legislation would receive the necessary number of votes to pass. This compromise has resulted in a great deal of pain in the LGBT community.
Your Conference Committee on Reconciliation is urging clergy to participate in Clergy Call 2009.
If you are interested in going to Clergy Call 2009 please do the following:
1.) Visit the HRC website page (www.hrc.org/issues/religion9194.htm) for further details, a registration form, and accommodation options. Also, please check out the video invitation at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkOFJh0EuDg.
2.) Send an e-mail to Bruce Pettit at email@example.com and let him know you plan to attend. We are hoping several clergy members from CA-NV Annual Conference will participate. We need you!
If you have any questions please contact Rev. Kimberly Willis at (707) 542-2569 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HRC says "Religious voices stand at the vanguard of our movement for equality." We hope you will let your voice be heard and attend "Clergy Call 2009!"
Rev. Kimberly Willis Bruce Pettit
Chair, Conference Committee on Member, Conference Reconciliation Committee on Reconciliation