Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Why are we protesting in NC for what happen in CA

The passage of Prop. 8 in California is not a "California Issue." It is a setback for equal civil rights for all Americans. And-- it is important that North Carolinians band together en masse this Saturday in Raleigh, in solidarity with millions across our nation.

So here is what YOU CAN DO. Each and every one of you- whether you are attending or not-- can take personal responsibility for contacting 10 of your friends and securing their pledge to attend. Coordinate transportation amongst them; and then ask them to recruit 10 of their friends and family.

I want to see a minimum of 500 people turn out in Raleigh. And if you work hard, that number could exceed 1,000.

Many of you busted your buts get Obama elected. But your job did not end on November 4th. I'm here to tell you: there's much work to be done. CHANGE is about action on your part and my part. CHANGE manifests itself when people come together for a purpose.

Attend, recruit, organize, canvas online-- you know the drill.

If the rights guaranteed all Americans under the 1st and 14th Amendments to our Constitution are denied to a single person, then the rights of any American are threatened. Think about it.

This is a nationwide event guys. Do you want NC to record only 100 or so people present? I'll be there. I'd be there for anyone whose civil rights were under assault. This has nothing to do with my being gay.

Standing up for each other is as fundamental as is voting as a means of protecting our democracy.

I would greatly appreciate your support.

Why are we doing this? Please tell me what we are going to gain by protesting here?

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