Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Urgent Appeal - California Prop. 8

"You gotta give 'em hope... You cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living." -- Harvey Milk, a few months before his assassination in 1978

Unless we raise $3,000,000 in the next three days we will likely lose.

We cannot let them succeed. I know that if we have the resources to match them we can win. We cannot live on hope alone. We need you.

Exactly 30 years ago, Harvey Milk led the campaign that defeated California's Proposition 6 -- the Briggs Initiative, which would have barred LGBT people from teaching in California's state schools.

Today, we need to do him proud. It's now up to us to shape the next 30 years. Please, make a contribution now.

Do it for Harvey.

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Yesterday, the other side reported donations of $2.2 million, dwarfing the $255,650 we reported, and called on their donors to contribute another $3 million.

With this enormous sum of money they are buying every available ad space on TV in California to blast even more of their hateful lies and prevent our messages from being seen.

Unless we raise $3 million in the next three days we will likely lose.

A campaign donor recently told me that their gift was five times more than they had ever given and suggested that everyone do the same. So today, I am increasing my donation to No On 8 to $50,000. I'm doing this because I know I must if we hope to win.

And I'm asking you to increase your gift too -- at whatever amount you can, so that we can match the other side on the air. Please increase your gift today.

Last night the brilliant movie "Milk" premiered at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. The film is a poignant reminder of the ultimate sacrifice Harvey Milk made to advance our rights and how much Harvey, and so many others, gave to stop the Anita Bryant-led anti-gay movement that was sweeping the country and the Briggs Initiative -- exactly 30 years ago.

It's now up to us to shape the next 30 years.

Thanks to each of you who have sacrificed in this critical fight for our equality. Please join me in making another gift and asking everyone you know to do the same.

It is that important.

With respect, admiration and appreciation,

Geoff Kors
Executive Committee Member
No On 8

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