Join a growing mass of human rights activists and everyday
citizens who feel just as angry about California’s
decision to ban gay marriage as you do.
Cambridge resident and Boston Architectural College student Ryan MacNeeley,
22, is working in conjuncture with Mass Equality to organize the Boston branch of the jointheimpact.com nationwide anti-Prop
8 rally on Saturday, November 15, at 1:30 pm at Boston City Hall Plaza. It’s the second rally in less
than a week that MacNeeley has organized (the first was Nov. 9 in Central Square), using
the social networking tool Facebook as a means to galvanize users and propel
them into action. “I have a deep interest in equal rights for all citizens,”
MacNeeley says. “It’s up to our government to address this situation
MacNeeley initially began working with Paul Sousa (who he
met at a protest) and Kate Leslie (who he met on Facebook, natch) on organizing
the rally, and the three quickly found a support system in Mass Equality, who
have taken over the logistical and legal aspects of the rally’s preparations.
Mass Equality Field Organizer Ryan Brown says that a number of local political
and social leaders will attend, and possibly speak at, Saturday’s rally.
(Details to follow.)
"We wanted to join in the fight in Boston and mobilize
thousands of people," MacNeeley says, "to make it heard that people aren’t going to tolerate
this kind of legislation. We’re not
going to tolerate hate."