Act Now To Support The Marriage Bill in New York

FriendfactorBecome a Friend-Setter!

If you follow us, you've no doubt heard our calls to become active — like Kristen Bell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Chelsea Handler, among others — in the Freindfactor network. And, as the time winds down on the chance for New Yorkers to call their legislators and encourage them to vote in favor of marriage equality, we offer this longer (and more descriptive!) plea to join in on the fun.

What is Friendfactor?

Friendfactor is an online platform that enables equal rights advocates to educate and organize their friends. The site, a joint project between Friendfactor Foundation, a 501(c)(3), and Friendfactor Accelerator, a 501(c)(4), allows proponents of LGBT rights to build their own personal networks of supporters. We help users bring straight friends to the cause by making issues accessible and involvement easy. Our site provides user-friendly tools to build effective educational and advocacy campaigns that lead to real victories for LGBT rights.

For what it's worth, you don't *have* to join Friendfactor to make the call (there are other organizations and the yellow pages to help you find your representative's number), but it does make it easy. Members — or Friend-setters — make it easy to gain support for equal marriage laws through friends.

All it takes is a short phone call, and we’ll be on our way to wedding receptions galore!

Want to get started? Here's more information to become a Friend-setter or you can place a call to support me.

Making the Call

Step One: Enter some basic info, including: name, e-mail address, phone number, address, and zip code

Step Two: Click to Call My Phone Now

Within 30 seconds your phone will ring and you’ll be connected directly to your senator’s office!

Step Three: Read the script.

During the Call

Don’t get scared! In case you’ve never made a call like this, Friendfactor’s given you some clear, easy talking points. They’ll also provide the name and a picture of your senator so you know exactly who you’re asking — without having to look it up yourself! The call shouldn’t take more than a minute!

After the Call

Congrats! You’ve helped your friends get one step closer to winning marriage equality in New York state. Give yourself a little pat on the back and then…

When you’ve completed you call, you’ll see a prompt to create your own Friend-setter page and build more momentum for the cause. To do even more, follow the simple instructions and begin inviting friends to start their own easy-to-make calls!