Friday, October 10, 2008

Vote No On Proposition 102 Update

'This Ball is Going to Need More Snow'
Speak to Everyone You Know
With less than 25 days away from election day, where do we stand?

Arizona Together's TV commercials started airing this week. Monday begins our blanket of radio ads airing in Southern Arizona. Street signs are in place at major intersections in targeted neighborhoods throughout the state. And we have more yard signs available for a $5 donation at Wingspan in Tucson and at the One Voice Community Center and Equality Arizona offices in Phoenix (see below). Numerous guest opinions, editorials and letters to the editor against Prop 102 have been published in media outlets throughout Arizona.

No on Prop 102, Arizona Together, Wingspan, Equality Arizona and many supportive LGBT and allied organizations are continuing to speak out against this so-called 'Marriage Amendment.'

We seem to be on a roll, but defeating Prop 102 will be a David versus Goliath effort. The proponents of this amendment have raised $7 million. We're nowhere near that. But we don't need to be. Because when it comes down to it, this is about priorities.

We know Arizonans are furious that Phoenix politicians have once again put a wedge issue on the ballot, instead of focusing on the real issues affecting Arizona's families. Arizonans don't want politicians debating the issue of marriage, they want our elected officials to focus on health care, sound energy policies and, most importantly, on the economy.

Right now, we need to reach out and tell all of our friends and family members how angry we are. We need to tell them that no faith, no politician, no group should be allowed to amend the Constitution to suit only them. Not ever. Not now.

State laws, which have been upheld by the highest court in Arizona, already define marriage. Voters already made their views clear on the issue of marriage in 2006.

We need to ask our friends, how can these people be proud of spending $7 million on this issue instead of focusing on providing much needed health care to Arizona's children or on stabilizing the economy so people aren't afraid of losing their jobs or of being able to put food on their tables?

Please share your outrage with as many people as possible. Your voice is the most important currency in this debate.

Will you join us in writing an email to your friends and family urging them to vote NO on Prop 102, and to donate at All donations go directly to buying more targeted radio ads. Our fight against Prop 102 is 100% grass-roots. Thank you for your time and energy to speak out. Your voice will make a difference-again.


Yard Signs Have Arrived!
Show your support by posting a No on 102 Sign
You've been asking for them and now they are here! Show your neighbors that you want to keep politicians out of marriage by posting a yard sign. The more traffic by your house, the better!
Signs are available in Tucson at Wingspan for a donation of $5. They also will be available at several booths on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Pride in the Desert, Reid Park, Tucson.
In Phoenix, signs will be available, starting Monday, Oct. 13, at Equality Arizona and at One Voice Community Center.
If you would like to have a bunch to share with your church, co-workers or club, just email Becky!


Volunteer with No on Prop 102
The time is now.
The upcoming weeks are critical and, now, more than ever, we need your help. Please be sure to help out with one of the following events. No need to RSVP, just show up. Hope you can make it.
  • No on 102 Walk, Saturday, Oct. 11 - Starting at 8:30 a.m., Grijalva for Congress Headquarters, 452 S. Stone, Tucson. People from across the state will come together to canvas neighborhoods in Congressional District 7. This is your chance to talk with fellow Arizonans about the importance of voting NO on Prop 102. For more info or to RSVP, visit our Facebook page here.
  • Phone Banking,** Monday, Oct. 13 - Shifts are 3 to 5 pm or 6 to 8 pm, Pima County Democratic Headquarters, 4639 E. 1st St., Tucson. The Pima County Democratic Party is donating use of their predictive dialer (meaning: no need for you to dial, no need to leave messages, just live, enthusiastic voters!) this Monday. With enough volunteers, we can reach THOUSANDS of Arizona voters.

**NOTE: because we are phone banking on Monday, the phone banking scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 12, has been cancelled.

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