The HPA first launched Wrock 4 Equality in 2009 to stop the passage of a Maine proposition that would have repealed equal marriage. HPA members canvassed in rain or shine, knocking on almost 700 doors to remind people to vote “no” on Proposition One and collecting absentee ballots. In addition to these efforts, members nationwide spent hours phone-banking, calling more than 3500 Maine residents in just one day - a 1200% increase over MASS Equality’s previous record.
On February 26, the HPA hosted its second Wrock for Equality event on Livestream. Drawing inspiration from previous efforts in Maine, the HPA partnered with MASS Equality and Marriage Equality Rhode Island to encourage vocal support of marriage equality bills. HPA members made 6,200 phone calls and sent 214 digital postcards, breaking previous MASS Equality phone banking records.