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Friday, 14 November 2008

Help us Overturn Proposition 8

Hey guys,
I received this from MoveOn today. They are one of the organizations working to overturn Proposition 8. Steve and I fully endorse what they are doing and hope you'll join us in supporting their work which is so important for all of us!
- Brent

Dear California MoveOn member,

A lot of us are sad and angry over the passage of California Proposition 8 which reversed marriage equality and wrote discrimination into the California Constitution.

Many people worked hard to defeat this measure including MoveOn members, who contributed over $300,000 to defeat it. But agents of intolerance used fear-mongering to eke out a win.

The Courage Campaign (which does MoveOn-style organizing in California) is working with other groups to overturn Prop 8 in the 2010 election. That'll take a huge grassroots mobilization, starting now and to succeed, they'll need an army of us fighting together to win marriage equality for all.

Over 100,000 Californians have already spoken out together by signing the Courage Campaign's pledge to help overturn Prop 8. Can you add your voice today?

Click here to see the pledge.

Thousands of people are signing the pledge every day.

The "Yes We Can" spirit that America just embraced is strong in California. Many Californians have already gotten the ball rolling on this issue, but they need other good people to speak out now and add to the momentum. The first step is signing the pledge.

Thanks for all you do.

Wes, Joan, Carrie, Mari, and the rest of the team

P.S. Tomorrow (Saturday) there will be rallies in support of marriage equality in every single state. If you want to attend an event in your state, go to this page and click on your state name. You'll see the location of any rallies planned.

Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 4.2 million members, no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

Guys, if you're in the San Diego area and want to participate in the protest march, the route for the march is like this. The main route is down Broadway! Start gathering at 10 am. at 6th and Upas at the northwest corner of Balboa Park. At 10:30, the march will go south on 6th to Broadway. The route then turns west on Broadway to Harbor Drive. Then, north on Harbor Drive to the County Administration Building for the 1 pm rally. Here’s the map of the route:

Finally, there's also this, a new petition to protect marriage and children and prohibit heterosexual divorce. It's all explained in a self-explanatory video. To take a look, click on this link.

If you agree with the proposal outlined in the video, click here to sign the petition.


Nathalia said...

Oh my god. This just keep getting worse.
If I was a gay woman in America right now I would be very scare.
Those people r crazy.

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