Good Works Tour

Pie in the sky of Ohio by timurian
September 6, 2008, 12:50 am
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GWT compatriots,

Today we drove to Columbus, Ohio. It was a grey day, but we got there on time to meet with Tony Sebony, founder of the American Pie Party. Despite my early hopes that this was a new political party centered on delicious baked goods it turned out to be an interesting spin on an old idea for fundraising – taking a pie in the face for some dough for a good cause. Now this was a place where we knew we weren’t going to be able to do good works today, but we are all signed up to take a pie in the face to battle cancer this coming October, so start saving your pennies now!

After that we headed to Equality Ohio, an organization who advocates for people of all genders and orientations. I was very surprised to hear that in Ohio there is no legislation protecting the rights of workers to be themselves, in fact you can be fired for your orientation. We were honored to lend a hand in their FIRED campaign, a signature drive that will remind Ohio’s lawmakers that there needs to be legislation protecting the equality of all people. We helped mark signed postcards by looking up representatives in a database… Sound boring? Not when you have fellow volunteers who are ready to tell stories and listen to yours. We had a great time there, and got to interview some very passionate people.

It seems like home is just around the bend, lets hope this weather lightens up! A huge thanks to Deborah for opening up her home to us. Tomorrow Pittsburgh, which as far as distance has been concerned on this trip is a stones throw away from home.




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“You’ve got x more miles to go now,
Can’t you hear your friends all calling your names?
Although your feet are tired,
Please don’t lose your stride……….”

See you tomorrow
(something you can chant for the next 24 hrs.)

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