May 7, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Maron, The Savant Group
646.688.4461 x 703
MEDIA RELEASE: Marcinho Savant Accepts Position as Head of Entertainment Committee of National Movement for Equality in the U.S.
On April 22nd of this year, theatrical and film executive producer, entrepreneur, author, and radio host, Marcinho Savant, was invited to helm the entertainment committee for the American Equality Bill/The Equality Pledge organization.
"The Equality Pledge" is a national movement of LGBTQ individuals, and straight allies, fighting to bring about full-equality in the nation, without regard for sexual orientation, or gender identity (SO/GI).
A long-time supporter of the movement, the project's titular head, Todd 'Tif' Fernandez offered the position to Savant, which he happily accepted immediately.
"You just try and stop me! I'm humbled, happy, and proud to have been asked. Of course I'll do it" Savant said.
Savant looks forward to reaching out to his celebrity friends, and acquaintances in order to assure the finest entertainers, who embrace equality, can be enlisted to support the movement with their public affiliation, financial contributions, advocacy, and performances. For personalities with interest in participating, he can be contacted at 646.688.4461, Ext. 705. "Have your people call my people", he dead-panned, then smiled.
"What a marvelous opportunity to use my existing skill sets in the arts and entertainment, and exploit them for this great cause!"
About The American Equality Bill & The Equality Pledge
"Welcome to the Liberation of our Sexuality & Gender from Legal Discrimination!
"We are born free to be who we are, and to secure that human right, the Activists of the AEB Project are dedicated to adding "sexual orientation and gender identity" to America's non-discrimination laws, both to rebuke homophobia and transphobia and to get the protection from harm we are entitled to receive.
"The Equality Pledge adds SO/GI (sexual orientation & gender identity) to all of the existing civil rights laws covering housing, employment, all federally funded programs, all public facilities, public accommodations, credit, military employment, as well as a nationwide ban on marriage discrimination. Over 230 groups from 44 states have taken the Pledge and The Equality Pledge Network is now building state teams across the country to work in tandem for full federal equality now."
Groups and individuals are invited to READ & TAKE The Equality Pledge here.
"I've never thought myself to be an activist. I've always preferred the term "equalist". Seldom in this life are people given an opportunity to play, even a small role, in something truly meaningful. To have "Tif's" confidence and trust is truly an honor, coming from such a devoted, and unassuming man.
He's brilliant. Reluctant to be called so, and entirely about the pledge and fairness and equality. You're lucky to get a chance to work with someone like him, and his amazing membership", noted Savant.
And thank you and welcome - for a long time now -Marcinho Savant - a radio show host extraordinaire - for leading the Pledge's "Entertainment Committee". We will include fun in this organizing!
- Todd 'Tif' Fernandez, The Equality Pledge
"It really was a complete no-brainer! I had participated on an organizational strategy webinar for the movement that week, and once I felt the energy, intelligence, and passion of the formidable participants, and learning so much about the effort from "Tif", it was a fait accompli!.
"I have long-said over the past three decades, that there is no gray area in equality! I'm grateful to have a chance to help work toward bringing that mantra to fruition!"