Give It Up....

  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 2:21 AM GMT
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    The gay community has had a long history of working together to fight hate, support civil rights, and fight AIDS. Now is the time for us to come together again and all of us need to do what we can to fight Prop 8 in California. This proposition does not just effect California, it effects all of the United States and we are now finding that it can effect other countries, such as Ireland as well. Please also be aware that if prop 8 passes, they are going to try and change state constitutions all over the country, and then work on changing the US Constitution.

    The people supporting prop 8 have had over 60,000 people donating to them while the the no on prop 8 campaign has had only 30,000 donate.

    Please, no matter how little the donation, please give what you can. How about donating what you spend one night at a bar or restaurant? If you can only give $5, then please give $5.

    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

    http://www.NoOnProp8.com


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    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!

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    Thank you for considering my request!

    Metta


    (P.S.: I'm sorry to say that they are not aloud to accept foreign donations due to laws that do not allow it.)


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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 2:41 PM GMT
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    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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    Oct 15, 2008 2:52 PM GMT

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    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:05 PM GMT




    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:06 PM GMT



    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:06 PM GMT
    All of these newspapers have spoken out against Prop 8:
    The Los Angeles Times
    The San Francisco Chronicle
    The San Diego Union-Tribune
    The Orange County Register
    The Sacramento Bee
    The San Jose Mercury News
    The New York Times
    La Opinión
    La Prensa
    The Redding Record-Searchlight
    The Ventura Star
    The Vacaville Register
    The Desert Sun
    The Napa Valley Register
    The Tracy Press
    The Contra Costa Times
    The Santa Cruz Sentinel
    The Milpitas Post
    The San Gabrial Valley Tribune
    The Pasadena Star-News
    The Press-Enterprise

    Here is one that supports a Yes vote:
    Paradise Post http://www.paradisepost.com/opinion/ci_10690147



    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:08 PM GMT





    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:08 PM GMT





    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:09 PM GMT





    Now is your chance to really make a difference!

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  • Barricade

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    Oct 15, 2008 3:23 PM GMT
    It's really scary that even in 2008, that we still discriminate so eagerly like this Prop 8. I will admit I had never heard of this. Thanks for posting.
  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    Barricade saidIt's really scary that even in 2008, that we still discriminate so eagerly like this Prop 8. I will admit I had never heard of this. Thanks for posting.



    Your welcome. I didn't realize that there were gay people that did not know this was going on. Please make sure to tell your friends.

    There are still a lot of people here that have not done anything to help...and it is time for them to step up to the plate and not just watch it on the sidelines. I have done everything that I could possibly think of and continue to do what I can. I don't normally donate to political campaigns but I have donated over $1,000. I am not wealthy. I have a single household income. THIS ISSUE IS THAT IMPORTANT! I think that other people should be able to contribute at least $5 (the minimum online donation).

    If prop 8 passes, it will be a huge step backwards and their side will feel that it is momentum to push it even further back. They used the passing of prop 22 in California as an excuse to pass similar laws throughout the country and they will do the same with the constitutions if prop 8 passes.

    http://www.noonprop8.com
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    Oct 15, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 4:30 PM GMT








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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    The latest one....





    JUST DON'T SAY COULD HAVE....
    SHOULD HAVE...
    WOULD HAVE....

    THAT IS TOO LATE...Fund are needed NOW!!!

    We need YOU to help, Please!


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  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 9:39 PM GMT
    Goods news...but please keep giving if you can...and talking to others about giving. More is needed!


    We need YOU to help, Please!
    http://www.noonprop8.com



    From The Advocate
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    Donations From California Teachers, HRC Lead to $2.25 Million for No on 8

    When No on 8 campaign director Patrick Guerriero urged LGBT Americans that we have to match the opposition dollar for dollar if we want to win at the polls in November, people sat up and took notice. In the last 24 hours, No on 8 has managed to raise more than $2.25 million thanks to a trio of sizable donations.

    Early this morning, The Advocate reported a half million dollar donation from real estate tycoon and Hollywood producer Steve Bing, marking the largest non-LGBT gift to the campaign.

    A hour later, the Human Rights Campaign announced it was contributing $750,000, bringing the HRC’s total contribution to Equality for All to $3 million. This latest donation was made in part thanks to an incentive gift of $120,000 from longtime marriage equality champions Tom Bombardier and John Fowler.

    And the California Teacher’s Association Issues PAC, which in July donated $250,000 to No on 8, upped their support for marriage equality yesterday by $1 million. The previous donation sent Yes on 8 activists into a blogging frenzy.

    In addition to the major donations, several smaller donations in and around the entertainment community have poured in over the past few days. Will & Grace star Eric McCormack and Desperate Housewives’ Dana Delany each wrote checks for $5,000.

    Today, Manhunt co-owners Larry Basile and Jonathan Crutchley donated a combined $10,000 -- Crutchley came under attack by gay blogger Andy Towle for donating the maximum amount allowed by law, $2,300, to presidential candidate John McCain.

    The recent influx of donations beings the amount of money raised by No on 8 significantly closer to matching money raised by the opposition. As recently as last week, Yes on 8 was out raising No on 8 by a 3 to 2 ratio, according to Equality California.

    On yesterday’s conference call with LGBT media, Guerriero said he expected to see several major donations over the next few days. (Ross von Metzke, The Advocate)

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    http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid63808.asp
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    Oct 15, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    I've really been getting some excellent positive feed back by those sitting on the fence with this prop. My main focus has been college age, minorities and women. I want to make sure they realize that they have an obligation to defeat this discriminatory prop.

    When you clarify how the religious right are flat out lying and using God and the word "sanctity" as a manipulative tool they pay attention. You'd be surprised how many fence sitters are swayed into voting no when you point out that many religious institutes hold a history rich in supporting segregation and fighting against Civil Rights. They really begin to think when you point out their long held tradition of discrimination against women.

    When you have their ear you can make it clear that in this case if you don't want that organization controlling the government then for your own sake you need to defeat this prop. Their arguments are baseless and cheap shots at another law abiding, hard working, tax paying citizen who is just as much a part of "we the people" as the next. All the church really wants is the continued opportunity to willingly discriminate. They don't give two shits in the wind about the so called "sanctity" of marriage other wise that sanctity wouldn't be the mess it is today.

    keep fighting!! I wish so much they'd get a TV ad out there debunking the bullshit currently being slopped. I can't stand that bullshit ad with the little girl coming home with the Two Princes book. It's so full of shit that can be easily challenged but the tv viewer needs to see it.
  • metta

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    Oct 15, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
  • metta

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    Oct 16, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
    Hey my bulletins on myspace are helping. There are a couple clubs that are going to create fundraisers for the No On Prop 8 because of the bulletins that I have been sending out...YEAH!!!!

    Keep talking guys and send people to the http://www.noonprop8.com web site.


    http://www.noonprop8.com/contact
  • metta

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    Oct 16, 2008 7:10 PM GMT
    I of course want prop 102 to fail in Arizona as well......how are you guys doing over there....We are a little behind in Calfiornia.




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    Gay rights activists were shocked when a public opinion poll published this month found 47 per cent of respondents favoured the measure, with 42 per cent opposed and 10 per cent undecided. The result was based on polls conducted through the summer in this usually liberal-minded state.
    A spokesman for "No on 8", the group leading the charge against the proposed amendment, said it had been caught off-guard by a television advertisement blitz by gay marriage opponents. "They have raised a tremendous amount of money, and as a result they have significantly out-bought us on TV," said Steve Schmidt. "Every time somebody sees one of our ads, they've seen two of theirs."

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    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9712414a-9a51-11dd-bfe2-000077b07658.html









    Money Makes The World Go Around:

    Money Map for Prop 8: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-moneymap,0,2198220.htmlstory












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  • metta

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    Oct 16, 2008 7:29 PM GMT
    YEAH>>>> Donate Now and your donation will be doubled....

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  • metta

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    Oct 17, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    Hollywood coming to the rescue....





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    Battling to save the right to same-sex marriage in what is expected to be a close state vote next month, California gay rights backers are turning to Hollywood celebrities for help at a major fundraiser.



    Actress and singer Barbra Streisand is expected at the event on Tuesday and singers Melissa Etheridge and Mary J. Blige will perform, organizers said on Thursday.

    Supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle will host the event at his Beverly Hills home, with a private $25,000-a-plate dinner. Among other entertainment figures planning to attend are actor/director Rob Reiner.





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    But again, Please Keep Giving!!!


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