Updated: Sep 6, 2022
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In preparation for the upcoming political season, Brothers of the Desert is collaborating with Stonewall Democrats, Icon City Entertainment, and the HIV Vaccine Trial Network to host “A Day of Advocacy” to highlight the political issues of Black voter suppression and anti-gay legislation.
The joint information and education forum will be held Saturday, September 10, at the Mizell Senior Center, 480 Sunrise Way, Palm Springs. Following the forum, “get out the vote” volunteers will outreach to non-active voters in California, Texas, and Georgia.
The event is intended to inform, educate and promote civic engagement among members, community allies, and the general public. It is not designed to endorse any candidate but to promote political common ground for the common good. BOD is encouraging members, friends, and allies to participate.
The September gathering at Mizell will occur between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; from 11 to Noon, participants will share lunch and basic information on the issues; from Noon to 1 p.m., participants will engage in an educational forum with two public officials (to be announced); from 1:30 to 3 p.m., volunteers can engage in a variety of “get out the vote” activities.
Space is limited, so please register and reserve your seat today at the BOD website: www.brothersofthedesert.org
Advocacy is an integral part of the BOD mission. The advocacy subcommittee of BOD
Community Outreach and Support Committee is committed to highlighting issues impacting members and allies.
We embrace the sentiments of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said:
“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”