Saturday, January 17, 2009

Equality Florida is asking for your help

The City of Gainesville is under attack and we all are at risk if the far right succeeds.

A group calling itself "Citizens for Good Public Policy" has placed a charter amendment on the City of Gainesville's March 24th ballot which, if passed, will repeal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender protections in housing, employment, and public accommodations within city limits.

This threat to Gainesville is a threat to Florida. Every community in Florida that has stepped forward to denounce discrimination against LGBT people will be in danger if we fail to stop this divisive and mean-spirited initiative.

This campaign is such a high priority that I've taken a leave of absence as Equality Florida's Field Director to be the full-time campaign manager for Equality is Gainesville's Business, the local effort to stop the repeal of these basic and vital legal protections.

We cannot allow the divisive and mean spirited politics of "Citizens for Good Public Policy" become a rallying cry for local referendums across our state. We must stop this here and now in Gainesville.

Please join me in supporting Equality is Gainesville's Business today with a contribution of $25, $50, $100 or even $500. You can make a contribution of any size and every donation matters.

Time to hit the campaign trail!


Joe Saunders
Campaign Manager
Equality is Gainesville's Business

P.S. Every single dollar you give will help us talk to 10 more voters, mail 5 more households and canvass one more street to ensure that ALL Gainesville citizens are afforded an opportunity to live open and full lives, free of discrimination.

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