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Equality for all

Posted: August 25, 2013 - 12:00am

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and donated to the events Aug. 2 and 3, the Equality for All Celebration and Seminar. Whether you worked on the planning committee, spoke or performed at the events, donated goods, services, airline miles, personal labor or financial resources we thank you! To all who helped who are not named here we thank you.

Juneau demonstrates unity and enthusiasm in welcoming gay and lesbian people to the equal right of marriage. The events were well supported and generated generous donations to the ACLU Alaska Foundation. ACLU is committed to taking marriage equality to the next step for our nation, bringing marriage equality to every state, including Alaska.

Thank you sponsors The Pride Foundation, SEAGLA, Freda Westman, John Roxburgh, Karen Sewell and Kathy Hill; our fiscal sponsor PFLAG Juneau and Marsha Buck. Thank you to the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Rendezvous and Rockwell, Sound Engineer Betsy Sims, Byron McGilvray and Alaskans Together for Equality.

Thanks to performers: Yees Ku Oo, Kathleen and Dan Wayne, The Juneau Pride Chorus, Katrina Lee, Laurie Clough, Janis Capelle, Vanessa la Voce, DJ Manu; emcee extraordinaire Eve Dillingham; speakers and supporters: Joshua Decker of the Alaska Civil Liberties Union, Allison Mendel, Marjorie Kaiser, Phil Campbell, Representatives Beth Kerttula, Cathy Muñoz and Harriet Drummond, Senator Dennis Egan, U.S. Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, Assemblyman Jesse Kiehl, Collette Costa, Wendy Byrnes, Bruce Botelho; Silent auction donors: Chez Sante, the Baranof Hotel, Zephyr, Rainbow Foods, Representative Beth Kerttula, Mona Yarnall, Steve Hamilton, LaRae Jones, Tony Strong, Bronze Ickes, Marty Phelan, First Impressions Brooke Riley Young, TK Maguire’s, The Rookery, Tracy’s Crab Shack, High Tide Tattoo, Annie Kaill’s, Bauer/Clifton Interiors, Pie in the Sky, Taffy Wells, Daniel Collison, Kenny Smith, Chris Carpenter, Gold Town, Alaska Knifeworks and Heritage Coffee.

Thank you to the Juneau Empire, Melissa Griffiths, John Moses, Katie Moritz, Emily Russo Miller and Michael Penn. Thank you KTOO, Jeff Brown, Laurie Scanlon and reporter Lisa Phu.

Special thanks to volunteers Kristen Bomengen, Bronze Ickes, Marty Phelan, Chris Carpenter, Steve Hamilton, Marguerite and Kimberly Crawford, Karen Sewell, Gwenna Corvez, Willie Anderson, Paul Grant, Daniel Collison and Kenny Smith.

Tax deductible donations may be sent to ACLU Alaska Foundation, 1057 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 207, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Thank you for speaking out for marriage equality and voting for candidates who will bring marriage equality to our state.

In Gratitude,

Lin Davis and Maureen Longworth

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