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VT HOUSE S.115 As Enacted: Read the new law!

Volunteer for VFM


1. Canvassers needed ASAP

Email Tom to volunteer: tom@vtfreetomarry.org:  We need people this week to canvass in communities at high-traffic foot areas and to go door-to-door. We will train you to ask supporters to call their legislators ON-THE-SPOT. Volunteers are needed during the following hours:

2. Phone Bank In Middlebury

We need your help reaching out to our supporters.


Saturday April 4th 10am-2pm

Sunday April 5th 2pm-6pm

Monday April 6th 5pm-8pm

To volunteer, please email Sheryl at sheryl@vtfreetomarry.org for more information.

3. Phone Bank From Home

Email Robyn and she'll get you set up.  This  requires that you have a computer with a high-speed connection.

» To volunteer, email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

 

4. Tell us about an event in your community

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You know the events that draw a lot of foot traffic in your community and you can help us identify them. We want to know about the 4th of July parade, Harvest Fest, local outdoor concert, or craft fair in your community.

» Please email Robyn the name of the event and town to field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

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Robyn_collecting_signature_legal_to 5. Collect signatures in your community

We know we have supporters EVERYWHERE! We need to provide supporters in your area the opportunity to connect with us and one the best ways to do this is by attending community events to collect signatures of support.

Sign up today to collect signatures at local community events. You will be partnered up with another volunteer/s, provided with materials (clipboards, Marriage Resolutions, T-shirts, and a one-page handout), and trained to ask people to sign on.

» Email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org to sign up for signature collection.

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6. Party for Equality! - Host a fund raising house party! House_party_blue_cartoon

Open your home to your family and friends and invite a Vermont Freedom to Marry representative as a guest speaker to discuss the importance of marriage equality to Vermont families, next steps in Vermont, and how people can help. This is a great way to provide one-on-one education, connect with supporters and enlist volunteers.

As the host, you will invite guests and provide light snacks. VFM will also invite our supporters in the area, and we'll provide materials and a guest speaker. This is a great way to support the freedom to marry.

» For more information, please email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

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7. Become a trained speaker

When we share our personal stories about why civil marriage is meaningful to us and essential to fully protect our families, we help Vermonters understand the importance of this issue.

Everyone has a personal story, whether you are gay and want to marry, have a lesbian daughter, believe in full equality for ALL, or have had a negative experience because you are not legally allowed to marry – you have a story to share!

To develop your personal story, learn how to answer difficult questions and gain confidence speaking in front of an audience, sign-up to become a trained speaker today!!

» Email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

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8. Invite a VFM speaker

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Invite a trained speaker to address your church, synagogue, civic association, community group, etc. to help educate community members about the importance of full civil marriage equality and the next steps in Vermont. This is a great way to help VFM reach supporters and provide one-on-one education.

» Email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

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9. Ask your supportive clergy person to sign the Declaration of Religious Support

Either download the Declaration of Religious Support (PDF) or send your clergy person a link to our online Declaration of Religious Support to ask your supportive clergy or lay leader to sign on in support of the freedom for same-sex couples to civilly marry. Demonstrating religious support is important to gaining full civil marriage rights for same-sex couples. You can help us connect with supportive clergy and lay leaders throughout the state.

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10. Show the Voices of Vermonters DVD in your community!

Use our short video, Voices of Vermonters to help educate your community about why the freedom to marry is important to Vermonters.

Here are some tips for how to use it:

  1. Share it with your family and friends.
  2. Organize a community event to show the video.
  3. Take it to your local cable access channel.
  4. Fundraise for equality.

» For more information, please email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org.

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Tori_happy_on_phone_2 11. Help behind the scenes

We need your help with data entry, mailings, calls to our supporters, research, etc. If you are interested in volunteering in our Burlington office or from home - days, nights, or weekends — we can work with your schedule.

»  Email Robyn at field_director@vtfreetomarry.org to find out more information about volunteering.

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