Go, fight, win marriage equality

Dog Party: So young and already playing gigs that make a difference.

Dog Party: So young and already playing gigs that make a difference.

It’s a win-win situation: Head over to the Greens Hotel tonight to enjoy yummy vegan fare, live music and the chance to fight for marriage equality. Camp Courage Sacramento hosts a fundraising gala featuring food, drink, music and the opportunity to hang with prolific Sactown movers and shakers.

Camp Courage Sacramento is part of Courage Campaign, an online organizing network that, by partnering with the likes of MoveOn.org, Democracy for America and PowerPAC.org, employs grassroots and “netroots” activism (think Twitter, Facebook and MySpace) to promote GLBT causes and gender equality, as well as campaign to restore marriage equality in California.

Tonight’s “Let’s help Camp Courage help other people out!” benefit raises funds for those who can’t afford to pay for Camp Courage’s two-day training program, an activism boot camp designed to teach the basics of political organizing—everything from utilizing social-networking tools to old-fashioned on-foot canvassing.

The event features DJ Larry Rodriguez as well as live music from Dog Party, Thomas Bixby, Christine Shields and Phil Franklin. “The Vegan Chef” Joshua Ploeg is in charge of the menu and sponsors include Evan’s Kitchen, the Coffee Garden, Sacramento County Young Democrats and the host site, the Greens Hotel, which marries a mid-century modern aesthetic with ecologically conscious business practices.

Hosted by local activist and musician Cynthia Dall, the event’s guests will include Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Democratic National Convention superdelegate Aleita Huguenin.

Tickets are available in two price packages. The $65 “Gold Tier” ticket includes a five-course meal; the $25 “Silver Tier” ticket includes appetizers. Kids are free. Tickets are available at the door, via www.actblue.com/page/campcouragesac or by e-mailing <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">{ document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,97,32,104,114,101,102,61,34,109,97,105,108,116,111,58,100,97,108,108,99,121,110,116,104,105,97,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109,34,62,100,97,108,108,99,121,110,116,104,105,97,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109,60,47,97,62)) } </script>.