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Resolution to Support the Equality Begins at Home Campaign

Whereas, PAW/AFL-CIO is committed to fighting homophobia and oppression against gay people and to building a society based on the time-honored trade union principles of social and economic justice; and

Whereas, PAW/AFL-CIO’s strength is in its regional and citywide chapters made up of union activists, leaders and officers who represent a wide range of unions; and

Whereas, PAW/AFL-CIO is working to build new PAW chapters throughout the country and the develop PAW alliances with other g/l/b/t and civil rights organizations in each city and state; and

Whereas, the Equality Begins at Home campaign is designed to develop 50 statewide strategies based on the specific issues in each state confronting g/l/b/t people; and

Whereas, the Equality Begins at Home campaign is a community-driven process that builds on the work and structure of local g/l/b/t organizations, that welcomes and includes the voice of activists wanting to participate, and that develops public actions based on the issues confronting each community; and

Whereas, the Equality Begins at Home campaign is scheduling activities to take place between March 21 –27, 1999,

Therefore, Be It Resolved that PAW/AFL-CIO support the Equality Begins at Home campaign

And Be It Further Resolved that in those regions where there are PAW chapters that they be encouraged to take an active role in building for events to take place between March 21-27, 1999.

Submitted by: GALLAN/PAW Chapter of Boston

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