White House Easter Egg Roll..Here We Come!

Jelly beans. Cadbury eggs. Sugary Peeps. Easter bunnies. It’s
that time again…are you ready? The Family Equality Council is
excited to encourage you to be a part of a White House tradition by
participating in the White House Easter Egg Roll on March 24,
For over one hundred years, it has been a tradition for families to
come to the White House on the Monday after Easter to roll Easter
Eggs down the White House lawn. The day is full of activities,
candy, and family fun. As many of you already know, in 2006 Family
Equality Council participated proudly into this tradition with
hundreds of LGBTQ parents and their children—while all wearing
colorful leis around their necks. This event got incredible media
coverage and gave America to see the beautiful reality of our
families. By participating fully and openly in time honored
traditions like the Egg Roll, we have helped the American public
come to know our families.
When our organization was based in Washington D.C., we participated
loud and clear as staff members. Executive Director, Jennifer
Chrisler, remembers the experience with her family at the Egg Roll
in years past. She remembers camping out in front of the White
House before Easter, with hundreds of other families, to wait in
line to receive tickets for the Egg Roll. This tradition is an
overwhelmingly popular American pastime and Family Equality Council
has been honored to be a part of it.

With your help, on March 24th, LGBTQ-parented families will fill
the White House Lawn, rolling eggs side by side with our fellow
citizens. The Egg Roll is an amazing time to introduce our families
to our country on a grand scale. And in addition to educating
people about our lives, we can have a fun time rolling eggs,
meeting amazing children’s characters and participating in a
wonderful family celebration.

So, help make history again by going to the egg roll!

White House Egg Roll Important Facts:
• The National Park Service will distribute free tickets (for
entrance to the South Lawn at the White House) on a first-come,
first-served basis beginning at 7:30 am on Saturday, March 22,
2008. A small portion of tickets will be available starting at 7:30
a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2008.
• A maximum of five tickets will be issued per person.
• Children of all ages can attend but there must be at least one
child seven years old or younger and no more than two adults per
• Ticket holders are admitted to the South Lawn of the White
House between 8 am and 2 pm on March 24th. For the most up-to-date
information on the Easter Egg Roll and other public events at the
White House, please call the Visitors Office 24-hour information
line at (202) 456-7041.