World Becomes First Auto Club to Recognize Domestic
Portland, Ore. -- (November 10, 2002)
-- Better World Club, the world's first and only travel
and roadside assistance club dedicated to preserving
the environment, is now the first national Auto Club
to recognize the domestic partners of primary members.
As such, these domestic partners are offered the same
savings and advantages that are usually only offered
Until today, gay and lesbian couples
had an unattractive choice to make when signing up
for the kind of roadside assistance used by millions
of Americans: either pretend that they were a heterosexual
couple-usually by not spelling out the first name
of one of the partners-or pay for an additional primary
membership (which costs more than an additional person
on a primary membership).
As Richard Levy, a Club member, wrote,
while becoming a member: "We're a family, too.
I was frustrated by AAA's policy of only recognizing
spouses and dependents as additional drivers on memberships.
We shouldn't have to bear double the financial burden
for roadside assistance because we cannot legally
marry. I appreciate that your organization is willing
to recognize our relationship."
Now, gay and lesbian couples can obtain
roadside assistance through the Better World Club-acknowledging
that they are domestic partners, using their actual
names, and signing up for one membership at the reduced
prices available to all households. A sign-up form
is available at www.betterworldclub.com
About Better World Club
Better World Club is the only socially responsible,
environmentally friendly roadside assistance and travel
club in the country that's working to help clean up
the environment. The company acts as an advocate on
behalf of consumers and demonstrates its social and
environmental commitment by donating 1% of annual
revenues toward environmental clean-up efforts and
by providing unique eco-friendly travel alternatives.
Cost for a basic membership in the Better World
Club prices begin at $49.95 a year.
To become a member of the Better World Club or for
more information, please call 1.866.238.1137 or send