Do you know any gay people?

Do you know any gay people? Ask them if they have donated any money to the No on 8 Campaign. If they say they have, laud them with praise and tell them to give more. If they say they haven't given any money, please tell them to donate to the No on 8 campaign to get the anti-8 commercials on the air, which really are effective (see email below). If they still won't donate, then tell them they don't get to whine if, come November 5th, their right to marry the person of their choice is taken away.

There are a lot of great straight people who've donated a lot of money to this campaign. But this battle is not on our straight friends, it's on us, the gays. It's our rights the Mormons are trying to take away. Ours. This battle is every gay American's responsibility to win! And to win we have to fight! If you don't want to phone bank (I sure don't) and you don't want to put up yard signs or canvas (again, no thanks for me) then GIVE MONEY TO THE CAMPAIGN to get the commercials on the air. GIVE UNTIL IT HURTS.

We MUST win this. We MUST.
AS CALIFORNIA GOES, SO GOES THE NATION. 

If we lose this one, it will set our rights back to the bad old 80s. I don't want to relive the 80s. They sucked ass.

PLEASE GIVE. I just gave $100. Please, if you're reading this, give $20. Or hell, even $10 if it's all you can afford. GIVE TEN BUCKS, it's the cost of one damn cocktail (or two well drinks). 

And if you have a blog, please blog a link to this blog post along with a kind word. I'd really appreciate it. 

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I just got this email from the No on 8 campaign:

The latest tracking polls show that if the election were held today among voters who have seen both our ads and the other side's ads that we would WIN!

Unfortunately, we don't have sufficient funds to get our ads seen by all the voters who’ve seen the other side’s ads. So it's that simple… without more funds we’ll lose.

But we will win if we have enough money to reach voters. So DONATE NOW!

A powerful array of motivated groups have organized against us.  Yesterday’s Sacramento Bee reported that:

"Mormons… have emerged as the leading financial contributors to the controversial Nov. 4 ballot measure. Church members have donated about 40 percent of the $22.8 million raised to pass the initiative since July."


What is also unfortunate is that only 30,000 people have donated to the No On 8 campaign compared to the 60,000 who have donated to the other side.  In a state with about two million LGBT people, in a country with millions more and tens of millions of straight allies, we have to get everyone to support this fight.  If every LGBT person donated we can win!

Yesterday's Sacramento Bee also reported on the sacrifices being made by members of the Yes on 8 campaign:

"That's why Auburn resident David Nielson, 55, is giving… He and his wife, Susan, live on a budget. The couple donated $35,000, he said, 'because some things are worth fighting for.' The couple will forgo a vacation for the next two years and make other sacrifices to pay for their donation, he said."


So, what is your equality worth to you? What is your equality worth to your friends and family?  How much will you sacrifice for your own freedom?

We are running out of time.  We need your support now.  We need the support of your friends and family now. DONATE NOW! FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ALL OF YOUR CONTACTS!

In Solidarity,

Geoff

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Papi Chulo
    Oct 14, 2008 @ 13:03:00

    I have to say, phone banking wasn't so bad. It felt a little awkward trying to stick to a script while people listened impatiently, but for the most part, it was alright. No verbal abuse to speak of.

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