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Hey Californians -

I'm not very eloquent, and I'm trying to write this while a 2 year old uses me as a slide.  Still:

I know we're very focused on the presidential campaign, and I don't disagree about how important it is.  Still, the Chronicle notes today that we're in danger of losing equal marriage rights with Prop 8.  Equality California's internal polls show that "the "yes" side now has a narrow 47 percent to 42 percent lead in the campaign . . . a Field Poll taken last month . . . showed the measure losing, 38 percent to 55 percent among likely voters."    No on 8 efforts been outspent; we're apparently losing ground in response to a massive grassroots campaign and lots of ad time.  (And out of state money, but we are also getting out of state money...)

This can't happen.  We can't lose ground on this.  My friends and yours and all of our children deserve to have the right to marry and to have the legal, financial rights and health care rights that marriage confers on straight couples.  There's no reason they should be second class citizens.  And they should have these rights and protections recognized by the FEDERAL government (which means that California's domestic partnership laws aren't good enough).

So please, please, don't be complacent.  Register and vote against 8.  If you can, give money to Equality California so they can buy ad time.  Talk to your friends if you think they feel threatened by equal marriage rights. 


Date: 2008-10-08 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virginia-fell.livejournal.com
I really hope you guys manage to keep those marriage benefits in California. The rest of the country is watching you thinking, "Someday. We'll get there."

Of course, I think it'll probably take a little while for Indiana...

Date: 2008-10-08 05:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] savia.livejournal.com
Donated and posted about it. I might fire up my email list.

Date: 2008-10-08 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cheezaddict.livejournal.com
Donation made!

Date: 2008-10-08 07:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annikaabel.livejournal.com
You don't have to be a Californian on this one-- we donated because rights trump state lines.

Date: 2008-10-09 09:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jafitz.livejournal.com
Eloquent enough! Donation sent (and then while I was on a roll, I sent some $$$ to "Rock" Obama as well, which I'd been meaning to do :)

Date: 2008-10-09 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eac.livejournal.com
I finally did get her to recognize and name McCain, too, this week. But she really does prefer 'Rack Obama. :)

Date: 2008-10-09 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizaboo.livejournal.com
Well, he certainly has the more sonorous tones.

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