An LGBT organization and student activist group are planning to protest President Barack Obama’s Miami Beach fundraiser dinner Tuesday evening.
GetEqual’s South Florida chapter and Students Working For Equal Rights are pushing Obama to sign the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, an executive order that would ban workplace discrimination against LGBT employees.
“As Floridians we want to remind President Obama that before he comes to ask for funding from our community, we need him to protect everyone of us,” GetEqual's national field director Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez told HuffPost.
The $40,000-a-ticket reception, hosted by Miami Beach residents F.J. and Abigail Pollack, will be followed by an 8:30 performance by salsa star Marc Anthony at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Protesters plan to gather outside of the theatre to ask Obama to add to his ongoing general support of the LGBT community.
“Although we are thankful for his support for marriage equality and the recent administrative relief for DREAM Act youth, however, President Obama can do more in order to make life better for Americans," said Sousa-Rodriguez. "We will continue to press him for more.”
HOW TO AVOID THE PRESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC JAM
Road closures related to Obama's Tuesday visit will be in effect from about 5 to 9:30 p.m. on the following streets:
- Julia Tuttle Causeway
- Alton Road from Julia Tuttle to 23th Street
- Alton Road to Dade Boulevard to Convention Center Drive
- Washington Avenue from 17th to 18th Streets
- 17th Street from James Avenue to Convention Center Drive
- Convention Center Drive
Marc Anthony isn't the only celeb to rub shoulders with Obama:
Actor George Clooney leaves after he spoke to the media March 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Clooney had meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the current situations in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Actor and director Tyler Perry hugs US President Barack Obama during a campaign event at Tyler Perry Studios March 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama is spending the day traveling to Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia to attend private and public campaign events. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show April 27, 2011 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, President Barack Obama is greeted on the court by NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Michigan State University assistant coach Mike Garland. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smitt, performs during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House on April 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Roger L. Wollenberg-Pool/Getty Images)
Antonio Banderas and his wife Melanie Griffith hosted a fundraising event for President Obama in October 2011. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
This 17-minute film released by President Obama's re-election campaign was directed by Davis Guggenheim (director of "An Inconvenient Truth") and narrated by actor Tom Hanks.
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney makes a campaign appearance with comedian Jeff Foxworthy at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets musician Kid Rock during a campaign rally at the Royal Oak Theatre on February 27, 2012 in Royal Oak, Michigan. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
David Mustaine of Megadeth expressed support for Rick Santorum in a February interview with Music Radar.
Kelly Clarkson tweeted about her love for Ron Paul in late 2011, but dialed it back slightly after a backlash accused her of supporting Paul's racist and homophobic publications, reports Fox News. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
In December 2011, Snoop Dogg posted a picture of Ron Paul on his Facebook page with the caption "Smoke Weed Every Day," reports Reuters. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)
In January, Oliver Stone told Rock Cellar Magazine that he would vote for Ron Paul over Barack Obama if Paul was named the GOP nominee because "he's the only one of anybody who's saying anything intelligent about the future of the world." (Photo by Stephen Morton/Getty Images)