I have to share this story. After President Obama came out and supported Gay Marriage, I had this little idea that the Chicago Wedding Industry should do something. I had this vision of mobilizing the masses and create a viral video that would show our support. We are the ones who make weddings happen every weekend so why should we not support the cause.
It was a larger turn out than I ever thought! We had over 100 wedding professionals come together to create the first STAND UP video. From there, I knew it was more than just a video, we had to do more.
I was already working with Cher Garrett of Loft on Lake & KGA Garrett & Associates and together we wanted to do more! Now, we have created an online platform for business owners & business professionals to become members and show that they STAND UP for marriage equality.
One little idea has turned into an organization that is spreading like wildfire! After launching the website on July 24th, 2012, we have reached of over 25,000 people on Facebook and thousands of views on YouTube already! We are hoping to get more members and sponsors to make an impact on creating equality for all!
Take a look at our website at www.i-standup.org
LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/standup
Tweet us at @istanduporg
and become a member at www.i-standup.org to show your support for marriage equality.
It’s amazing what a little idea can turn into! Whatever your ideas maybe, do not forget to follow through with them! You never know where they will lead too!