Today was the day that I volunteered for the Human Rights Campaign.
I got an email last week telling me that they will be in Bakersfield for Gay Pride this weekend and they were looking for volunteers. I immediately thought, Hell yeah I want to volunteer.
I signed up for 1-4pm and of course I stayed until 5 because I didn’t want to leave at all because I was having such a good time.
The people coming up to the booth were just the most friendly people you would ever meet in your life. Everyone had a smile on their faces.
Apparently, HRC has never been to Bakersfield pride so the event coordinator was thrilled that we were there. I was shocked to find out that Bakersfield even had a gay pride. I thought that was so cool and I was really glad I was involved.
What we were doing was we were getting people to fill out the petition for gay marriage for 2012. If they wanted a free sticker, temporary tattoo, or a canvas bag they had to just fill out the little card or the petition sheet.
We were selling memberships and if you bought a membership you got a free t-shirt, cap, necklace or a bracelet depending on how much you paid for your membership.
I didn’t want to go but I left at 5pm with my “Legalize Gay” t-shirt on and a smile on my face the whole bicycle trip home.
If they ever ask me to volunteer for anything else I will do it in a heartbeat.
Hey, just because I’m not there anymore doesn’t mean I won’t still ask you to help them out. Please visit HRC.org and become a member today to help in the fight. You know you want to.
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