PLEASE READ THIS AND GET ANGRY!
EQUALITY FLORIDA ACTION ALERT
EQUALITY FLORIDA EXPRESSES OUTRAGE AT POLICE PENSION RULING
CALLS ON POLITICIANS TO CHANGE THE LAW TO PROTECT OUR FAMILIES
(Press Release Follows)
Last Friday, on the eve of Tampa Bay Pride, Tampa Police Officer Lois Marrero, a 19 year veteran, was killed in the line of duty. Since her death Tampa officials have announced that her partner of 10 years, Det. Mickie Mashburn, will receive no pension or inheritance benefits because the women were not legally allowed to marry.
Express your outrage! Demand that our government officials right this wrong and recognize our relationships.
Let them know that all families are deserving of full protection and support. This terrible tragedy is just one example of the cruel discrimination all same gender families face every day.
Contact them now to tell them it must stop!
Contact your state legislator today.
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To Reach Tampa City Officials:
Contact Tampa Mayor Dick Greco at:
Phone: (813) 274-8251
Fax: (813) 274-7050
No e-mail address available
Contact the Tampa City Council at:
Phone: (813) 274-8131
Fax: (813) 274-7076
City Council Email Addresses:
District 1 - Charlie Miranda E-mail: email@example.com
District 2 - Rose V. Ferlita E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 3 - Bob Buckhorn E-mail: email@example.com
District 4 - Linda Saul-Sena E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 5 - Gwen Miller E-mail: email@example.com
District 6 - Mary C. Alvarez E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 7 - Shawn Harrison E-mail: email@example.com
Contact the Tampa Tribune Editorial Board at:
Letters to the Editor
PO Box 191, Tampa FL 33601-4005
Fax (813) 259-8080
Contact the St. Petersburg Times Editorial Board at:
Letters to the Editor
St. Pete Times
PO Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731
Fax (727) 893-8675
To find the local newspaper in your area, CLICK HERE
SPECIAL NOTE: Many people have expressed a desire to make a contribution directly to Mickie Mashburn to help in whatever way to mitigate the financial hardship she is experiencing at a time of such loss. To accommodate that request from Equality Florida members, we have established a separate account to handle such contributions.
Please make checks payable to
"For Mickie Mashburn"
and mail to
Northern Trust Bank
100 2nd Ave S.,
St. Petersburg Fl 33701
ATTN: Tim Brunelle
It is important the money intended for Mickie Mashburn be sent directly to the bank. Please DO NOT send them to the Equality Florida office.
At the request of fellow police officers and friends, we are also working to hold a benefit event in the next few weeks. Please let us know if you are willing to help.