HRC’s Campaign for New York Marriage Equality is in full swing. With the New York primary on Tuesday, September 14th, less than a week away, HRC members across the Empire State, from the Big Apple to the Great Lakes, are engaging in phone banks and canvassing to ensure fellow New Yorkers elect pro-marriage equality candidates in this year’s state Senate primary.

Only 6 more votes are required in the state Senate to ensure marriage equality in New York. In order to reach that magic number, HRC has identified important democratic primaries where we can pick up the supportive votes needed for New York to join states like Vermont and Iowa in finally providing equal marriage rights to all of its residents!

One of the priority democratic primaries is in South Buffalo, where HRC-endorsed Tim Kennedy is running against Democrat incumbent and equal marriage foe Bill Stachowski. HRC members Errin Doyle and Casey Fouquet are just two of our local HRC members who have been volunteering and actively engaging the community on behalf of Tim Kennedy to secure marriage equality in New York. Errin and Casey joined Kennedy weeks ago for their first door-to-door canvass and pounded the pavement, proving themselves to be total rock stars!

Casey and Errin have even postponed a camping trip this coming weekend, the last weekend before the Primary, in order to help the Kennedy campaign with their Get-Out-the-Vote efforts. Hats off to Casey and Errin and to all our HRC brothers and sisters who are actively volunteering to ensure marriage equality in New York.

If you live in the Buffalo area and are interested in volunteering for a great pro-equality candidate, please contact David Turley at or call him at 202-330-3790.

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