Thursday, July 3, 2008

Shepard to speak at Mount Rushmore July 12


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

More information, contact Equality South Dakota, info -at- eqsd.org

Mount Rushmore is the site of the 5th annual Pride event in South Dakota. Equality South Dakota PAC and its affiliate, Equality South Dakota, will bring a political edge to the festivities this year.

EqSD PAC will announce its list of endorsed candidate for the November general election. On the heels of the PAC's impressive primary results, over $15,000 is being invested in pro-equality Republicans and Democrats running for seats in the South Dakota Legislature.

EqSD will be registering new voters and sharing information about its recent activism on behalf of the LGBT community.

Judy Shepard, mother of Matthew Shepard and founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, keynotes in the amphitheater. Senator Tom Katus, Rapid City, will speak briefly about equality issues from a legislative perspective. Members of the Advocates for Creative Theater Students' production of The Laramie Project will perform excerpts from the docu-drama. Brandon Sterling rounds out the program with his brilliant piano instrumentals.

Where: Mount Rushmore
When: July 12, 2008 beginning at Noon
Program begins at 1 pm in the amphitheater

Pride festivities continue at 4 pm and into the evening at 1103 12th Street, a private home in Rapid City. Mrs. Shepard will be present for informal discussion at this potluck open house.
Note Robbinsdale's own Sen. Tom Katus will speak on the SD Legislature's role in working for a more equal and fair South Dakota.

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