From legal rights to Equal Rights: Vermont Freedom to Marry

Request a copy of Voices of Vermonters to educate your community about civil marriage equality. Download request form here.

Voices of Vermonters is a 13 minute video that captures the importance of civil marriage equality for same-sex couples and their families. You will hear from Vermonters around the state who share their personal stories to address the issues surrounding civil marriage equality. It was co-directed by Deb Ellis and Nora Jacobson.

Take a look at a 2:46 minute clip of the video below (Quicktime plugin required).


Click PLAY to see the film.

 
To request a copy, download a request form and mail to the address on the form.

 
5 ways to use the video to educate your community about marriage equality

  1. Host a house party. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to view the video at your home. A VFMTF representative will attend to share more information about why civil marriage is important to same-sex couples, next steps in Vermont to gain full civil marriage equality and to address questions folks may have. To coordinate a house party, contact Robyn Maguire, Field Director at 802.388.2633 or email at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org

  2. Organize a video event in your community. Have a premiere of the video for community members at your local library, community center, arts council, church, etc., followed by a discussion and Q&A session with a VFMTF representative. To coordinate a premiere, contact Robyn Maguire, Field Director at 802.388.2633 or email at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

  3. Share it with your family and friends. Share this video with folks at pot luck dinners, parties, book group gatherings, association events, etc. to educate your family and friends about marriage equality. After sharing the video, ask viewers who support marriage equality to take meaningful action by signing the Marriage Resolution.

  4. Take it to your local cable access channel. Reach community members you wouldn’t otherwise connect with through your cable access channel. Cable access channels will air the “Voices of Vermonters” upon request from someone within their viewing area. If you deliver the DVD to your local cable access channel, please contact Robyn Maguire, Field Director at 802.388.2633 or email at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

  5. Share it with your congregation. Share this video with your fellow congregants. We encourage you to invite a VFMTF member to speak about why civil marriage is important to same-sex couples, next steps in Vermont to gain full civil marriage equality and to address questions folks may have. After sharing the video, ask viewers who support marriage equality to take meaningful action by signing the Marriage Resolution.

 
To request a copy, download a request form and mail to the address on the form.

 
About the Directors

Deb Ellis is an award-winning filmmaker and educator whose work tends toward issues of social justice. Ellis' most recent documentary, Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train, was short-listed as one of twelve films from which the 2005 Academy Award nominees were chosen. Earlier work includes Skin Deep, FBI's War on Black America, Unbidden Voices, and Doris Eddy, an intimate portrait of an older Vermont woman who lived alone on her farm with 50 horses.

Nora Jacobson was born in Norwich, VT and started Off The Grid Productions in 1995. Recent films include Nothing Like Dreaming and her award-winning films include Delivered Vacant, My Mother's Early Lovers, Sun and Moon Were Children and Walked on the Earth and Habits & Choices: Living with HIV.

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