COLAGE, One Million Kids For Equality, the Outspoken Generation, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and The Rainbow Letters partner on a national youth-led effort.
Seattle, WA – 4/13/2015 One Million Kids For Equality, today joined youth leaders from several national organizations including COLAGE, One Million Kids, the Outspoken Generation, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and Rainbow Letters in support of #OurTurnNow. One Million Kids For Equality is participating in the online effort to call on youth to unite their voices in support of nationwide marriage equality through April 28th, the date of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing on the landmark cases.
“We are proud to be a partner in the #OurTurnNow campaign,” said One Million Kids President Brad Delaney. “Youth voices are some of the most powerful across all avenues of advocacy. They were instrumental in the overturning of DOMA as well as Prop 8, they were instrumental in passing marriage at the ballot box in four states in 2012, and this campaign allows this generation of youth to raise their collective voices once more in public support of marriage equality.”
#OurTurnNow provides youth a platform to showcase their support of marriage equality in the United States. The campaign encourages youth to creatively express their pro-marriage stance through their own social channels. Group selfies with friends that are pro-marriage equality, pictures of their same-sex headed families or messages of love are just a few ways the campaign encourages youth to get involved ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing.
“Everyone deserves a happily ever after,” said Abigail Hasting-Tharp, one of the youth leaders responsible for the campaign concept. The #OurTurnNow campaign aims to use social media to unite youth allies and inform the adults of the country that “we think differently. Love should be celebrated, not shunned. ”
The collection of #OurTurnNow social media posts and more information on the lead organizations can be viewed on the campaign website www.ourturnnow.org.