With the upcoming amendment fight, The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC is trying to help boost and replenish the Human Rights Campaign’s finances. With HRC’s recently announced $100,000 donation commitment to Protect NC Families to fight the anti-marriage amendment, on top of the $100,000 it gave to Equality NC for its lobbying efforts, Mr. Marsocci is trying to combine his office’s focus on domestic partner life and estate planning with HRC’s Federal Club Program. The Human Rights Campaign provides special recognition to donors who commit to donating $1,200 per year or more through the Federal Club Program.
“Every two months in 2012, our office will create a trust-based life and estate planning system for a domestic partner or married couple at a greatly reduced rate for new Federal Club members who live in North Carolina,” Mr. Marsocci said. “Normally, my office charges $3,000 to $3,500 for such a complete system, but with the $1,200 donation to the Human Rights Campaign our office will only charge $750. That’s more than $1,000 discount for this type of plan even with the donation to HRC.”
Because of the extensive work involved both for Mr. Marsocci and the rest of the office, only six plans in 2012 will be eligible for this discount. In addition, in signing up for the Federal Club program the clients have to state that the law office and Mr. Marsocci referred them. “This is a time when HRC needs all of the help it can get because it is giving all of the support to North Carolina that it can,” Mr. Marsocci said. “There are already so many committed members of the Federal Club, but we need even more help. Unfortunately, we can’t extend this offer to existing Federal Club members but only new members.”
The Human Rights Campaign is the nation’s most prominent civil rights group advocating for LGBT equality, and Mr. Marsocci is a member of the Board of Governors for HRC. In addition, he represents HRC as a member of the advisory board of Protect NC Families to fight the amendment.