Harvey Milk Inducted to CA’s Hall of Fame; Next Stop ‘Milk Day’?

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    Aug 28, 2009 1:33 AM GMT


    Harvey Milk Inducted to CA’s Hall of Fame; Next Stop ‘Milk Day’?


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    California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Schriver announced on Tuesday that LGBT rights pioneer Harvey Milk will be inducted into the state’s ‘Hall of Fame’.
    The couple noted that each of the 13 inductees “embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.”


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    In any case, the governor’s office said no decisions have been made regarding the new bill. In fact, Schwarzenegger has taken to his twitter page to ask the public’s opinion on Harvey Milk Day.

    Schwarzenegger's Twitter: http://twitter.com/Schwarzenegger

    I twittered him and told him that saying that he only matters on a local level was insulting to the civil rights movement.






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    Aug 28, 2009 2:34 AM GMT
    Received this email from Geoff Kors of Equality California today:

    Dear Erik,

    On Tuesday, extremists started a coordinated attack on the Harvey Milk Day Bill.

    Catholic Exchange, the premier Catholic website, placed an **URGENT** message on their homepage urging their readers to call Governor Schwarzenegger and stop the bill.

    The Christian News Wire also carried a story calling Harvey a notorious sexual predator, a public liar, a terrible model for kids and demanded the Governor veto the bill.

    Now is the time to take action and show your support for Harvey’s legacy and for our community.

    The Governor’s office has dedicated a special, automated phone line for you to express your support.

    Phone the Governor right now at 916.445.2841, and call one of his district offices.

    Capitol Office: 916.445.2841
    Fresno Office: 559.477.1804
    Los Angeles Office: 213.897.0322
    Riverside Office: 951.680.6860
    San Diego Office: 619.525.4641
    San Francisco Office: 415.703.2218

    You can also join a phone bank next week. Times are:

    Fresno: Wednesday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Los Angeles: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Palm Springs: Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Palo Alto: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    Redlands: Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Sacramento: Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    San Diego: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    San Francisco: Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
    San Mateo: Monday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Santa Ana: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.



    Extremist homophobic groups like Concerned Women for America, Capitol Resource Institute, and the Campaign for Children and Families are stopping at nothing to mobilize their members to call, email, fax and tweet their opposition to Senator Mark Leno’s bill.

    Call the Governor now. We can’t let them outnumber our voices.

    In solidarity,


    Geoff Kors
    Executive Director
    Equality California


    Website:

    http://www.eqca.org/site/pp.asp?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=4026385&&auid=5241969
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    Aug 28, 2009 10:07 AM GMT
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