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There are too many to list, but opportunities to volunteer with this effort are available all over Maryland (and some in DC), most days of the week, from now until November. Marylanders for Marriage Equality Events calendar.
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We Are Woman Rally from 10-4 August 18 at the West Lawn of the Capitol Building.

Focus is on Liberty & Equal Rights for Women, i.e. supporting the ERA and reproductive rights.

Participants are encouraged to bring umbrellas and picnic blankets. No chairs/tents/sleeping bags permitted. (Chairs will be provided for the elderly and people with disabilities.)
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Enter for a chance to be one of eight people invited to dinner for two with Josh Charles of The Good Wife and Sports Night fame by giving a $5 donation to Marylanders for Marriage Equality. Donation must be made by August 31. Time, date, and location will be determined by MME, no transportation provided.
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What is the Reason Rally?
The Reason Rally is a movement-wide event sponsored by the country’s major secular organizations. The intent is to unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society… and having a damn good time doing it!
It will be the largest secular event in world history. There will be music, comedy, great speakers, and lots of fun… and it’s free!

When will the Rally be held?
On March 24, 2012, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the National Mall, nontheists from all corners of the nation will descend on Washington, D.C. en masse to deliver the good news: “We’re huge, we’re everywhere, and we’re growing.”

Why are we doing this?
Across America, in every city, every town, and every school, secularism is on the rise. Whether people call themselves atheists, agnostics, secular Humanists, or any of the other terms used to describe their god-free lifestyle, secularism is coming out of the closet. According to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey (PDF), the percentage of people with no religious affiliation grew in all fifty states.
The purpose of this particular rally will be to advance secularism (in the broadest sense of the word) in society.
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The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless has put together a call-in which is going on RIGHT NOW, from 9:00am - 12:00pm. They're calling on DC residents to call (or email) their council members and ask them not to balance DC's 2012 budget on the backs of the poor. 60% of the budget cuts, as of now, come from human services that aid the District's neediest residents.

We urge you to raise your voice and call upon the DC Council to increase FY 2012 spending for homeless services by $20.5 million, so all shelter programs stay open. Let the council know that our community will not stand by to watch those few remaining threads of the District’s safety net be shredded.

Sample email and council member email addresses & phone numbers under the cut )

Sorry for the last-minute notice.

ONE DC, a group I volunteer with, put out a video about the budget situation.

and here it is )

For more information on Mayor Gray's budget shenanigans, check out The DC Fiscal Policy Institute.

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