Blog of Rights

The Secret Weapon in the No on Prop. 8 Fight

By Matt Coles, Director, ACLU Center for Equality at 5:01pm

There’s a secret weapon in the campaign against Proposition 8 in California, the ballot measure that would eliminate marriage for gay couples in that state.

It’s you — and the power of your personal story told to your friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances.

The No on 8 Campaign has built a fantastic new tool for you to spread the word among your personal network.

Use it to email everyone you know in California to tell them how unfair Prop 8 is and what this measure means to you personally.

It’s easy. It’s free. And there’s no more persuasive an advocate for fairness and equality than you.

Even if you think a friend of yours in California is going to vote the right way, use this tool to email him or her anyway. We fear that many good-hearted folks will be discouraged by the length of the ballot from voting on state propositions. And we know some who support marriage for gay couples will be confused by the measure and vote yes. So even a reminder to be sure to vote on Proposition 8, and to vote NO, is important.

Thank you in advance for helping spread the word.

Want to learn more about how to fight for relationship recognition for same-sex couples? Visit the ACLU LGBT Project’s online toolkit, Get Busy, Get Equal!

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