PFLAG-Baltimore County will host a meeting on July 24 that focuses on what people can do to defend the Civil Marriage Act in the November referendum. It will take place at 7 p.m. at the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville, MD.
There will be four rotating mini-sessions that will be led by former executive director of Equality Maryland, Morgan Meneses-Sheets and members of the Howard County chapter’s advocacy committee. The sessions will be centered on the daily needs of winning at the ballot: educating the public, keeping people aware and getting out the vote. The topics include:
- How to canvass — how to lose the feeling of anxiety and how to do it in one’s own neighborhood and schedule;
- Phone banking: How people can do it by themselves, how to design a script, what to say and making a call sheet;
- Casual conversations: How to strike up a conversation at a local grocery store, work, coffee house, how to write an op-ed for the local paper, engage in thoughtful conversations without provoking argument; and
- Getting out the vote: what can be done leading up to the election including volunteering to drive senior citizens to the polls, early voting, etc.