Friday, October 17, 2008

An Urgent Message About Marriage in California

I am including below an important message from Geoff Kors of Equality California. I just met with Geoff earlier this week to discuss the challenges California is facing as marriage equality opponents continue to raise more money to increase their television advertisements around Proposition 8. Those ads, paid for in part by the American Family Association, are spreading lies and scaring people to consider supporting this anti-family initiative, which seeks to eliminate marriage equality for same-sex couples in the state. I ’ve been in Los Angeles for the last few days and can tell you that our opponents’ television ads are running much more frequently than our own . . . one of which features PFLAGers Sam and Julia Thoron of San Francisco.

Please read Geoff Kors’ urgent appeal below and
make a contribution to support the campaign today. Every dollar will make a difference in helping us get the truth out about Proposition 8. We must defeat Proposition 8 so that marriage in California remains a freedom for all of our LGBT loved ones and their families. Don’t delay— please make your contribution today.Jody

Dear PFLAGers,

Our new television ad—it’s tough, it's strong, it resonates. More importantly, it works.

But only if we can saturate media markets across the state.

And now we have a way to make that happen. Thanks to philanthropist Steve Bing and Equality California, we can flood the airwaves with our message.

They are so convinced of the power of our hard-hitting, new message that they are offering a ONE MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE GRANT to reach California’s undecided voters.

For every dollar donated between now and Sunday at midnight your gift will be matched dollar for dollar.

So, double the impact of your donation and give now.

It’s going to take everyone we know to meet this challenge! Ask your friends and family to please make a donation now so we can meet our goal of $1 million by the deadline on Sunday.

Our ad gives voice to the broad coalition of organizations and newspapers that oppose Prop. 8—from the Los Angeles Times and La OpiniĆ³n to the League of Women Voters, the California Nurses Association and the California Teachers Association.

Voters need to know that these organizations – and many more -- stand with them in support of equality!

But they need to see and hear it.

This is a big, bold and generous challenge. It’s up to us to meet it.

In solidarity,

Geoff Kors

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