“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
-Martin Luther King Jr
How you can help:
Distribute Flyers – Do you have access to a printer and some tape? Then you can help us get the word out about this rally for our rights. We need LOTS of people to post flyers. You can post them in community centers, dorms, apartment buildings, coffee shops, stores, telephone poles, libraries, and any place where you see a bulletin board or a patch of bare space that could use some decoration. Click on Spread the Word! above and print out posters and fliers and distribute them throughout San Diego County. Remember, 54% of the people in our county voted to take away fundamental rights. We need flyers in every part of San Diego so the people in our county know that this discriminatory proposition affects their friends, neighbors, and relatives. Can you commit to spreading the word? If you can cover an area or neighborhood, please leave a comment or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an idea of what’s being covered and what’s not.
Make Signs and Banners – We need people to bring signs to our march. If you have No On 8 signs from the campaign, that’s great. If you can make a homemade sign, that’s great too. We want to get our positive, forceful message across. Instead of just saying, “Fuck Mormons”, we will insist on an end to bigotry in our constitution and will demand equal rights for all! JoinTheImpact has a page of sign ideas if you’re looking for inspiration. Remember, let’s keep a positive message. Things like “I deserve equal rights”, “Equality strengthens marriage”, etc. You get the idea.
Social Networking – RSVP to our Facebook event and invite your friends. Talk you your friends and co-workers about this historic national event. Send out some text messages to your address book. Here’s a suggestion:
“Hey, we’re rallying for equal rights in San Diego on Sat. Nov. 15, at 10am, at 6th and Upas! Pass it on!”
Call or Write Elected Officials – Many elected officials in California have come out in favor of equality for everyone. In fact, on Monday, over a third of the California Legislature called on the California Supreme Court to throw out proposition 8. We need to thank those who have shown a commitment to fairness and share our disappointment with those who haven’t. The No On 8 campaign has a list of elected officials who support us. If your elected official is on there, give them a call or write them to say thanks and that you appreciate their work. If not, let them know that they’ve let you and the state of California down.
Donate – Lambda Legal and the ACLU will be arguing before the California Supreme Court that Prop 8 is invalid because an amendment to the consitution cannot take fundamental rights away from a minority. They need our support!