As many of you may already know, San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley has included provision for domestic partner benefits in the City of San Antonio’s budget. While providing affordable healthcare to employees and their families should not be controversial, there has been extreme and vocal opposition to the proposal operating under the guise of religion.
Our community must counter this opposition by showing Mayor Castro and City Council that we are as united in defending our families as the opposition is in attacking us.
On Thursday, September 15th, the San Antonio City Council will vote on the budget, and the provision for domestic partner benefits. Before that happens, we beg for your help. Will you take a few moments to contact the Mayor and your Council Person and tell them that you support providing affordable healthcare to the families of city employees regardless of the gender of their partners?
Now that you’ve done that, there is more you can do. Please join us at the City Council Chambers (located next to San Fernando Cathedral at 100 Military Plz) on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at 6pm for “Citizens to be Heard.” Those supporting the domestic partnership benefits are asked to wear purple in solidarity.
We also encourage you to join us on Thursday at 9am when the City Council will vote on the budget. Again, all are asked to wear purple in solidarity.
And one more thing – please forward this message to all of your friends and family, post it on your Facebook page, Tweet it or otherwise spread the news.
When our families are under attack, what do we do? STAND UP – PUSH BACK!