National and regional lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) family rights groups from around the country have launched the “From Our Family to Yours Campaign,” designed to introduce President Obama to thousands of LGBT families. In addition to spreading holiday cheer, the campaign will increase visibility and awareness for the need for federal protections for the LGBT community.
In this season of peace and generosity, let’s introduce the First Family to ours. Because to succeed in getting federal protections for our families, we must put real names and faces to the people in our community.
To participate in the campaign, we encourage families to send holiday cards to the First Family, and share their photos and this message:
“Season’s Greetings, from our family to yours.
May the next year bring peace and equality for all.”
Please send your holiday cards and photos to:
Family Equality Council
Attn: First Family
P.O. Box 206
Boston, MA 02133
or send a digital version to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2010. We encourage you to send your holiday cards as soon as possible so that we can compile all of the images into a holiday package to be delivered to the First Family.
Your card will be included in a video montage to be given to the First Family and featured online. When you email or send your card, please indicate if you do not want your card included in the video.
Thank you and may the peace and joy of the holidays be yours.