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2010 Update Equality California

December 30, 2010
Equality California | http://www.eqca.org

Dear Lacy,

Equality California worked hard to sponsor four pieces of legislation that will help many LGBT Californians when they take effect this Saturday, January 1:

* Authored by Senator Mark Leno, SB 543 will allow LGBT youth to access mental health services without their parents’ consent, ensuring they get the care that they need when they need it — without having to come out to their parents first.
* Authored by Assembly member Bonnie Lowenthal, AB 2199 repeals the reprehensible requirement that California seek the “causes and cures of homosexuality.”
* Authored by Assembly member Fiona Ma, AB 2700 will allow same-sex couples who are both domestic partners and married to dissolve their partnership and their marriage with the same process if they choose to separate.
* Authored by Assembly member Hector De La Torre, AB 2055 will grant same-sex couples who are about to enter into a domestic partnership the same unemployment benefits as opposite-sex couples who are about to wed.

We made a lot of progress in 2010, and with your help I know we can do the same in 2011. And we must.

LGBT youth need us to make their lives better now. More than 85 percent of them report harassment at school, and more than 33 percent of them report attempting suicide.

2011 will be the year that we make huge strides forward for LGBT youth. Equality California is sponsoring a bill in the new legislative session, authored by Sen. Leno, which will ensure all students learn about the contributions of LGBT people and the movement for LGBT rights in their social science classes. We’re also sponsoring a bill to strengthen anti-bullying laws with Assembly member Tom Ammiano.

This work cannot happen quickly enough. But we need your help to do it. Make a year-end gift to help us build support for our pro-equality legislation.
With your support and commitment, we can protect LGBT youth and advance the rights of all LGBT people. Please give today to support our work.

The board and staff of Equality California are truly grateful for your support and wish you and your loved ones much happiness in the New Year.

Jim Carroll
Managing Director
Equality California

We want to say thank you, Lacy

Lacy —

I’ve been in Washington for almost 40 years. I’ve seen a lot of Congresses come and go. But I can’t remember a group of lawmakers who accomplished more than the folks who just wrapped up their work.

With their help, we repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ratified the START arms control treaty. We passed a new law to rein in the abuses on Wall Street and protect consumers. We reformed the health care system and passed the Recovery Act to get our economy growing again.

But do you know why all that happened? Because people like you rolled up your sleeves, dug deep, and decided to make a difference. We had a dedicated group of lawmakers — no doubt — but they were supported every step of the way by folks from all across this country who were ready for change. People like you.

I know how much that means to me. And I can’t even begin tell you how much it means to the President.

So here’s the deal: President Obama wants to send you a note to express how grateful we are for all you did.

Would you like to receive one?

Two years ago, we were staring into an abyss. The financial crisis was the worst this country has faced since the Great Depression.

But this Congress passed the largest set of tax cuts for the middle class since President Reagan, the largest education reform since President Johnson, the largest infrastructure investment since President Eisenhower, and the largest clean-energy bill ever.

Now — even though we still have a ways to go — the economy is growing again.

Prior to this Congress, lawmakers had talked about reforming health care for almost a century. But with the President leading the way, these folks went out, and — with you at their side — they did it. Now 32 million more Americans will have access to health coverage.

When we came into office, just about the entire country had come to realize that “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was wrong. More than 14,000 brave men and women had been discharged simply because of who they were. With your help, we struck down that law and made this country a more just place.

Every lawmaker who worked to accomplish these things will talk about their votes — and the role they played in this progress — for years. The President and I take great pride in those achievements. But each one belongs to you. You believed in them, you fought for them, and we’re darn grateful.

Thank you — for everything,

Joe

HEAR YE…….HEAR YE…THIS WEDNESDAY 12/29…..4PM – 5PM (LA) 7PM – 8PM (NYC)

MY XMAS/HOLIDAY MASH-UP FEATURING THE LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTVAL & SCREENING OF “THE BOYS:THE SHERMAN BROTHERS’ STORY”.

Interviews with Richard Sherman (1 of The Boys), Jeff Sherman (Co-Producer/Director), Hilary Helstein (Festival Director), Roz Wolf (…PR/Marketing)

Musical Artists Include: Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Gladys Knight &Ray Charles, Lacy Darryl Phillips,John Gibson, Alyson Williams & Valerie Simpson, Tom Rossi, El Tarot

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HELLO FROM NEW YORK :o)

MERRY XMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS :o)

I AM CURRENTLY AT HOME IN NYC SPREADING THE WAVE OF THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE!

THANK YOU TO ALL FRIENDS,FANS, SUPPORTERS, LISTENERS OF “THE UNDERGROUND EXPERIENCE” with UNCLE EARL!!!!!

JANUARY 2011 MARKS THE 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND WE ARE NOW CELEBRATING OUR RADIO AUDIENCE IN 57 COUNTRIES STRONG & GROWING.

WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING PARTNERS/INVESTORS TO HELP TAKE THE “ULTIMATE UNDERGROUND PROJECT” DREAM TO GREATER HEIGHTS AND TO TELEVISION SCREENS AROUND THE WORLD !!!!!

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BLESSINGS,
UNCLE EARL

Lacy, share our progress

Lacy —

This time of year, Americans around the country are taking the time to exchange heartfelt messages with friends and loved ones, reflecting on the past year. They write of achievements and setbacks, of births, graduations, promotions, and moves.

These messages allow us to overcome the miles that separate us. And they allow us to continue one of the most basic American traditions that has held folks close for centuries — the simple sharing of stories.

And as families gather around holiday tables this season, we also have the opportunity to share the stories of the change this movement has achieved together.

It is a narrative woven by individuals across America — in big cities and small towns, hospitals and classrooms, in auto manufacturing plants and auto supply stores.

These are stories of rebuilding, and of innovation. Stories of communities breathing new life into old roads and bridges, of local plants harnessing alternative fuel into new energy. Stories of small businesses getting up, dusting themselves off, and beginning to grow again. Stories of soldiers who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq now coming home — and enjoying the holidays this year in the company of loved ones.

These are stories of progress.

They unite us, and they are ours to share.

We’ve pulled many of them together in one place, PROGRESS. You can see what our reforms have meant to Americans in every state — block by block, community by community.

Click here to read about stories of progress in your area — and share them with your friends and family.

The reforms that we fought long and hard for are not talking points.

And their effects don’t change based on the whims of politicians in Washington. They are achievements that have a real and meaningful impact on the lives of Americans around the country. They are achievements that would not have been possible without you. PROGRESS localizes them — and brings them to life.

It tells of how a green technology business in Phoenix, Arizona, is using a grant through the Recovery Act’s Transportation Electrification program to bring the first electric-drive vehicles and charging stations to cities around the country.

It tells how, thanks to closing the “donut hole” in prescription drug coverage, a diabetic woman in Burlington, Vermont will no longer have to choose between purchasing her monthly groceries or the insulin she needs to survive.

It tells about how 136,000 Pennsylvania residents’ jobs were saved or created by the Recovery Act.

And about how, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 22,900 small businesses in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District are now eligible for health care tax credits — and how 17,500 residents in Idaho’s 1st with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage.

There are thousands more stories like these.

In the coming days, as we gather with our loved ones at dinner tables around the nation, let’s pass them on. Let’s celebrate the spirit of service and responsibility that brought them to fruition. And let’s steady ourselves with the resolve to continue pressing forward.

Because the coming year will hold new challenges — battles that have yet to be fought, and stories of progress that have yet to be written.

Take a look at the progress we’ve made in your area — and share the stories you read with your friends and family:

http://progress.barackobama.com

Happy holidays, and God bless,

Barack

P.S. — Last week, seven OFA volunteers joined me at the White House for a special meeting — and they brought along your feedback from the Vote 2010 campaign. It was incredibly meaningful for me to be able to hear directly from supporters like you. And your input will be front and center as we plot our course moving forward into the new year.

Wed 12/22 4pm – 5pm

Get Up Close & Personal with Master Teacher/Director/Producer/Actor Mr. Richard Lawson & Uncle Earl on The Underground Experience (KCLA-FM Los Angeles)

Musical Artists Include: Sly & The Family Stone, Cameo, Graham Central Station, Chicago (Show) Soundtrack and Much More!!!!!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

“DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL”

Lacy —

Moments ago, the Senate voted to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

When that bill reaches my desk, I will sign it, and this discriminatory law will be repealed.

Gay and lesbian service members — brave Americans who enable our freedoms — will no longer have to hide who they are.

The fight for civil rights, a struggle that continues, will no longer include this one.

This victory belongs to you. Without your commitment, the promise I made as a candidate would have remained just that.

Instead, you helped prove again that no one should underestimate this movement. Every phone call to a senator on the fence, every letter to the editor in a local paper, and every message in a congressional inbox makes it clear to those who would stand in the way of justice: We will not quit.

This victory also belongs to Senator Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and our many allies in Congress who refused to let politics get in the way of what was right.

Like you, they never gave up, and I want them to know how grateful we are for that commitment.

Will you join me in thanking them by adding your name to Organizing for America’s letter?

I will make sure these messages are delivered — you can also add a comment about what the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” means to you.

As Commander in Chief, I fought to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” because it weakens our national security and military readiness. It violates the fundamental American principles of equality and fairness.

But this victory is also personal.

I will never know what it feels like to be discriminated against because of my sexual orientation.

But I know my story would not be possible without the sacrifice and struggle of those who came before me — many I will never meet, and can never thank.

I know this repeal is a crucial step for civil rights, and that it strengthens our military and national security. I know it is the right thing to do.

But the rightness of our cause does not guarantee success, and today, celebration of this historic step forward is tempered by the defeat of another — the DREAM Act. I am incredibly disappointed that a minority of senators refused to move forward on this important, commonsense reform that most Americans understand is the right thing for our country. On this issue, our work must continue.

Today, I’m proud that we took these fights on.

Please join me in thanking those in Congress who helped make “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal possible:

http://my.barackobama.com/Repealed

Thank you,

Barack

Grammy Nominated Saxophonist TERJE LIE & Tribute To ABBE DUNCAN!
Musical Artists Include: Willie August Project, Ben Siems, Days Before Tomorrow, Tricky, Dem Outta St8 Boyz & IChant featuring Jha’ Voice.

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Television: Past, Present & Future Discussion Panel
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Tom Konkle (Acumen)
Brittany Powell (Actress)
Michelle Stevenson (Multi-Talented Artist)
Debra L. Johnson (Entertainment Lawyer)
Kirk Murray (Writer)
Jonathan McHugh (VP/Island-Def Jam & Song Stew Entertainment)
Bucky Bakes (Fashion Designer)
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Tamara “Green T” Henry (Host/Spokesperson)
Kevin Carr (Producer)
Marishka Phillips (Teacher/Actress)
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Carla Earle, Terrah Bennett, Warren McCrae
Misha Rose (Teen R&B/Pop Group) Leah, Remi & Kimi
World Live Entertainment
Raphael Hicks/Darrio Green
Dem Outta St8 Boyz (Recording Artists/Rappers)
Rodney Allen Rippy (Actor/Producer)
Ben Rombouts (Cowboys For Christ)
ITV Festival 2010 Wrap-Up & Interviews
Ritch Esra (Music Business Registry/Publisher)
Fertility Records
Marc (President) & Jezebella (Vice President) Messmer
Foster Idol Recap Special (Labor Day Club Nokia Performance)
Reconsiderate (Music Producer/Phone Interview)
(ARTON/ Children’s Environmental Fashions)
Jessica Lowry
Americans For The Arts
Joanne Rose ( Actress /Producer-Vegan 101 Series)
Michael Lee (Crash Records UK Recording Artist)
Lefsyde Productions
Steffon/Roach Killa/H.I.M. (Produer/Recording Artist/Rapper)
Menace (Recording Artist/Rapper)
Susan Johnston (Executive Director/New Media Film Festival)
The Willie August Project
Equality California Fundraiser For Kamala Harris
Susan Claussen (A Conversation With Edith Head at El Portal Theatre)
Mock Film Festival 2010 (Raleigh Studios)
Matteo Ribaudo “SliverLake Video:The Movie”
Gregg Sherman (Emmy Award Winning Producer/Composer/Director/Creator)
Nancy Cheryll Davis-Bellamy (Artistic Founding Producing Director/Towne Street Theatre)
Nobody Gets Killed – Mo Nabulsi & Michael Overton (Singer/Songwriter/Artists)
Pastor Donald Buster Reeves “Dark Night, Bright Morning” (Book Release)
Jeremy Williams (Associate Pastor)
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Tribute To Abbey Duncan (Ben Siems/The Willie August Project)
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Music Xray
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Empty Horse Entertainment
Sling And Dance
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Q-Talk
Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
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The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story
Richard Sherman
Jeff Sherman
Hollywood Academy of Music
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Please Join Me And Countless Others On Paving The Way To A Brighter Future!

No Signs Just Tweets Twitter March in Los Angeles, CA January 2, 2010

Tell Everyone you know!
We will be Marching on that day to show our Unification and Solidarity if you are not in Los Angeles on that day just tweet #iamwuMrPres No Signs Just Tweets at 4pm PST 6pm CST 7pm EST

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BLESSINGS,
UNCLE EARL :O)