FYI From California!

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    May 15, 2009 2:01 PM GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Senate has approved legislation designating a day each year to honor slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk.

    The Democratic backed measure calls for Milk's May 22 birthday to be used as a time to recognize the late San Francisco supervisor's contributions. It would not be a formal holiday.

    Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. He was assassinated in 1978 and the subject of a biopic earlier this year.

    The measure now heads to the Assembly. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a nearly identical bill last year.


    That's my home STATE! YAY!
  • metta

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    May 15, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    So what can we tell the Governor to encourage him to not veto it again?

    The last time, he said that he vetoed it because Milk was only important to San Francisco. We need to express to him that it not so. Please do your best.


    You can email Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the following linK:

    http://gov.ca.gov/interact


    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
    State Capitol Building
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: 916-445-2841

    Sign the petition:
    http://www.eqca.org/HarveyMilkDay





    "You have to give them hope."

    "Hope will never be silent."




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    May 15, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    Petition signed-done
    Email sent-done
    Phone call-done
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    May 15, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Trio complete.
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    May 15, 2009 7:43 PM GMT
    I've also posted in a blog and bulletin on my MySpace page.
  • DCEric

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    May 15, 2009 8:58 PM GMT
    Ducky45 saidHe was assassinated in 1978 and the subject of a biopic earlier this year.


    I struggle if he was actually assassinated. True. He was a public figure, but I tend to think of assassination as one with political motives, which it seems that the murder (which it certainly was) was personally motivated. Either way, I am for the day.

    /2 cents