Net Activism group MoveOn.org has come out to endorse the Join the Impact Nationwide Protests Against California’s Prop 8.
Along with our tremendous excitement over Barack Obama’s victory, a lot of us are sad and angry about a different election result—the passage of California Proposition 8, which reversed marriage equality and wrote discrimination into the California Constitution.
Many people worked hard to defeat this measure—including MoveOn members, who contributed over $300,000 to defeat it. But agents of intolerance used fear-mongering to eke out a win.
After the election, people across California immediately took to the streets, vowing to put the state on the right side of history by overturning Prop 8.
Now folks everywhere are coming together to add their voices. Tomorrow (Saturday) there will be rallies in support of marriage equality in every single state. If you want to attend an event in your state, go to this page and click on your state name—you’ll see the location of any rallies planned:
These rallies will send a strong signal that depriving people of rights is no longer acceptable in America—and it will also be a first step in ongoing activism across the nation.
There’s one other thing you can do to support the fight for marriage equality.
The Courage Campaign (which does MoveOn-style organizing in California) is working with other groups on a two-year grassroots plan to overturn Prop 8 in the 2010 election. The first step is for folks to speak out together with one voice right away by signing a pledge to help overturn Prop 8.
Over 100,000 people have already signed the pledge—and thousands more are signing every day. Even non-Californians are signing the pledge in solidarity. If you’d like to sign, click here:
In Baltimore, we protest at City Hall, 100 Holliday St., at 1:30pm.