A Day To Remember - May 22nd - In Honor Of Harvey Milk

  • metta

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    May 22, 2009 7:36 AM GMT
    A Day To Remember!

    May 22nd


    Happy Birthday Mr. Harvey Milk!

    Even it the CA Governor vetos it I think that it is an important day to remember. Personally, I think that it should be nationally recognized.

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    http://www.sacbee.com/827/story/1863262.html
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    May 22, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
    Thanks for the reminder.
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    May 23, 2009 8:13 AM GMT
    I received this via email:

    Dear Erik,

    Tomorrow would have been Harvey Milk’s 79th birthday. And, absent a veto last year by Governor Schwarzenegger, tomorrow would have been an official day of significance in the State of California .

    Last year’s veto should not stop us from celebrating tomorrow and honoring Harvey . It is a day to remember the principles that he stood for and that still ring true today: being out in every part of one’s life; building coalitions as part of a broader social justice movement and never settling for less than full equality. These principles guide EQCA’s work and Harvey ’s legacy demands we never forget what he taught us.

    This year, the Governor has a second chance to honor a hero who stands for freedom and equality. He can sign the Harvey Milk Day legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by Equality California and make Harvey’s 80th birthday (and every May 22 thereafter) an official day of significance in the State of California

    Thank you for signing our petition urging the governor to support Harvey Milk Day. Please forward it to your friends and family. Tell them how Harvey inspires you, and ask them to sign the petition.

    Happy Harvey Milk Day.

    Warmly,


    Geoff Kors
    Executive Director
    Equality California

    http://www.eqca.org/harveymilkday