Starting a Marriage Equality USA
Regional Organizing Committee
Our local volunteer organizers are our “Love Warriors” on the front lines of the marriage equality movement! Thank you for your interest in starting a MEUSA Regional Organizing Committee in your local region. ROCs accomplish their work within the scope of Marriage Equality USA's Mission. They focus on educational efforts, projects and events developed with the consultation and support of MEUSA's Executive Director, Program Manager and national staff. Please feel free to contact Marriage Equality USA, the national organization, at any time with questions you might have: email@example.com.
Marriage Equality USA's mission is “To secure legally recognized civil marriage equality for all, without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity, at the state and federal level through grassroots organizing, education, action and partnerships.” We welcome any and all individuals who share this philosophy.
What Makes Us Different
Certainly there are other good organizations in the marriage equality movement that do very important work. Why choose to be a part of Marriage Equality USA? What makes us different? We can offer several reasons:
• Our grassroots organization was founded by activists who "do" rather than just talk. Marriage Equality USA continually invests in its members and volunteer leaders – the real people, "regular folks", on the front lines of this movement are where our most successful and innovative ideas have come from.
• We welcome all points of views and visions for projects and events. Marriage Equality USA listens to new ways of thinking. We don't believe there is only one "right" way to do things, or only one message that can be heard. We understand that our movement will only succeed with the energy and passion of a multitude of people. We are pros when it comes to internal team work and working in coalitions and partnerships with our allies.
• Our approach has something for everyone! Whether you enjoy communications, speaking to groups and individuals on why marriage matters, doing research work, working with legislators and local elected officials, writing, planning events, phone banking, graphic arts, data entry, canvassing… everyone has an opportunity to be a part of the organization, to contribute to this movement and to enjoy their role!