Tuesday, May 26, 2009

CA Supreme Court Upholds Prop 8: It's Time To Go On The Offense

Time to get organized folks. Here's what you need to do:


May 26th

Click on this link and find a "Day of Decision" rally near you, and GO. There are over a hundred planned all over the country. I'll be attending one here in Washington D.C. Where will you be?

May 27th

President Obama will be attending a fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton Hotel tomorrow. I've heard rumors organizers will be setting up a protest for DADT, but I don't have any details yet. Just pick up a sign and go. 

4:30 - 7:30 pm
The Beverly Hilton Hotel
International Ballroom
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210

May 30th

Thousands of protesters will be in Fresno this Saturday, for a "Meet In The Middle 4 Equality" to galvanize forces with a day of unity of all peoples - gay and straight alike. Peaceful events, including an Equality March and an Equality Rally, share the theme of "United for Equailty". Join with them and then take the vision back to your own communities where you can work together to change the world to include federal level equality, access & justice for all. Click on this link to learn more!


We don't have time to mourn the failure of the state court to restore marriage equality to California.

It's time to go on offense. To be fearless in our fight for equality. Starting right now:

Last week, we asked our members to vote on which year -- 2010 or 2012 -- the Courage Campaign should support going back to the ballot to restore marriage equality. Your collective response was overwhelming -- 82.5% support a 2010 ballot measure. 

As a result, the Courage Campaign is announcing today its strong support for a 2010 initiative, while respecting that partner organizations are still discussing and deliberating this very important question.

In response to the court's decision, the Courage Campaign will hit the California airwaves in the next 72 hours with a 60-second TV ad version of "Fidelity" -- the heartbreaking online video viewed by more than 1.2 million people, making it the most-watched video ever in the history of California politics.

We are launching this provocative new TV ad in the spirit of Harvey Milk's call to "come out, come out wherever you are" and proudly tell the stories of the people most affected by the passage of Prop 8 -- in moving images set to the beat of Regina Spektor's beautiful song.

If you want more people to see it -- contribute $25, $50, $100, $250 (or as much as you can afford) to expand our ad buy immediately in Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco ASAP:


Join more than 700,000 Courage Campaign members ready to restore marriage equality to California. Help us reach 1 Million for Marriage Equality by adding your name now!


Organized by volunteers county-by-county, Courage Campaign Equality Teams are creating infrastructure to enable your community to engage in important long-term work -- recruiting an army of marriage equality activists, identifying undecided voters, organizing in your communities, and taking part in coordinated statewide events. Sign-up if you would like to join your local team or learn more about how you could start one in your county if one does not already exist.

Now is the time.

No comments:

Post a Comment