Dear Friends and Family,
There are just days to go before Californians vote on Prop 8. I have decided to take further action and create my own site in an attempt to raise money and awareness - The goal: No on Prop 8. I know that money is tight right now, which is why I ask that you donate only would you can afford! $1? $5 $10? This is a critical juncture in the human rights movement and we need to have our voices heard NOW. If you believe in equality for all please help support this cause. My goal is to raise $100, which is nothing, right? Should be simple! I figure we should be able to raise at LEAST $100! Please make that number look pathetic...Let's see where we can take this...
The ballot description for Proposition 8 makes it perfectly clear. Prop 8 "eliminates the right of same sex couples to marry."
WE DON'T NEED PROP. 8
Prop. 8 is an unnecessary measure that does not address the pressing needs of California's families like the slowing economy, foreclosure crisis and $15 billion deficit we face. California has more people serving and dying in our armed forces than any other state. That's why Gov. Schwarzenegger calls Prop. 8 a "waste of time."
Throughout our history, our Constitution has guaranteed and protected our basic rights. If passed, Prop. 8 would mark the first time that our Constitution was amended to eliminate civil rights.
PROP. 8 ELIMINATES FAMILY BENEFITS AND PROTECTIONS
Prop. 8 would take away basic health care benefits - benefits that can not be obtained through domestic partnership laws. Our healthcare crisis is bad enough without Prop. 8 threatening to drive more families into the ranks of the uninsured.
The rights of married couples are clear, so they can act quickly in medical and other crises. Domestic partnerships are not the same as marriages when life saving decisions must be made.
Prop. 8 would affect thousands of children who deserve the security and protection that comes with having their family legally recognized. All children - no matter who their parents are - deserve the same protection under the law.
PROP. 8 INVITES GOVERNMENT TO INVADE FAMILIES' PRIVACY
In America, the land of the free, the adults in a family should decide on their private relationships just as they - and not the government - should decide what church they attend, what they read and who they vote for. Prop. 8 favors government intrusion over personal freedoms.
PROP. 8 IS BACKED BY POWERFUL INTERESTS
Already, the pundits are saying this will be a $30 million battle. Our opposition spent close to $2 million just to deploy paid-signature gatherers to qualify the initiative for the ballot. It has already raised another $2.3 million, 44% of which is from out-of-state. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Yes on Prop 8 campaign has a powerful donor base -- the California arm of the National Organization for Marriage, based in New Jersey, recently bundled $1.1 million from just 80 individual donors.No On Prop 8, Equality For All is the coalition that is leading the fight to defeat Prop 8 and defend the fundamental right to marry for all Californians. Help me help them. Contribute to my fundraising page today!
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