Freedom to Marry Political Director and Fiancé on Cover of the Advocate

4/11/2011

 
Press Contact:
Jackie Yodashkin
Communications Manager, Freedom to Marry
jackie@freedomtomarry.org
917-620-4502
 
(New York, NY, April 11, 2011) – Today, the Advocate released its May “Forty under 40” issue featuring Freedom to Marry’s Political Director Sean Eldridge and his fiancé, Facebook co-founder and Jumo.com founder Chris Hughes on the cover of the magazine.
 
“Freedom to Marry is very lucky to have Sean on our team. His insights, hard work, and skill at engaging others have been powerful assets as we've reinvented and ramped up the national campaign,” said Evan Wolfson, founder and President of Freedom to Marry, the campaign to win marriage nationwide.  “Sean and Chris have been beyond generous in every way, contributing not just money, but their hands-on time, talent, and passion.”
 
As the Political Director of Freedom to Marry, Eldridge has made the case for marriage in numerous media outlets, including Fox NewsABC, and the Wall Street Journal, and he has helped lead the work on every track of the organization’s Roadmap to Victory.   Hughes co-founded Facebook, led online organizing for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, and most recently founded Jumo.com, a social network that connects individuals and organizations who want to change the world.
 
“It’s an honor to be included in this year’s Forty Under 40,” said Sean Eldridge, Political Director of Freedom to Marry.  “And it’s been a pleasure working with Evan Wolfson and the whole Freedom to Marry team to grow the campaign to win marriage nationwide and engage thousands of new supporters, young and old, from across the country.  Together, we will end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and ensure that all loving and committed couples receive equal protection and equal respect under the law.“
 
To read the full Advocate article, please click here.
 
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Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. We are pursuing our Roadmap to Victory by working to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. We partner with individuals and organizations across the country to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and the protections, responsibilities, and commitment that marriage brings.