Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stop Proposition 8 In California! What You Can Do

Earlier this evening I put up a post asking all of you to help DEFEAT Prop 8 out in California. That post has brought some new visitors to Washington Scandal. One of these, had a great post which included things you could do TO HELP THE CAUSE. Unless they write back objecting, feel compelled to share their great list here! By the way, at the end of the post they ask for suggestions that have been missed. I have two of them. 1) Ask everyone that has a blog to either link to their post, or copy feminste's post to their own blogs. 2) Ask the Twitter community to help get the workd out by twittering and retweeting the post.

Here’s what all of us can do:

1. Donate, donate, donate. I know it’s election season, and everyone is begging you for money. And there are a lot of worthy causes out there. But if you are able to give, this is probably the most important step that you can take to help the NO on Prop 8 campaign.

2. Spread the word. Write blog posts. Email friends and family. Urge others to donate, too.

3. Email Governor Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger has finally spoken out against Prop 8, but as a very high profile and influential politician, indeed one who is a Republican, he is in an excellent position to do more to actively campaign and dispel the myths that proponents of the initiative are spreading. Tell him so.

And if you’re in California:

4. Vote. And get your friends and family to vote, too.

5. Volunteer. Sign up today. Even if it’s only a couple hours of phone-banking, your effort can make a big difference. Even if you’re not in California, you can still click that link and get info on phone-banking from home! (Thanks Pizza Diavola!)

6. Get visible. Bumper stickers, signs, buttons, whatever — showing people in a visible way that there is strong opposition to Prop 8 has a bigger influence on public opinion than you may think.

7. Write a letter to the editor. NO on Prop 8 has the tools to help you write your letter today. Do it, and remember that even if yours doesn’t get published, the more that get written, the more that will show up in print.

Did I forget something? Let me know and I’ll add it to the post. Now get to work!

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