The Human Rights Campaign has a new list of companies that donated money to the anti-marriage equality Proposition 8 fight in California. If you are fighting by way of boycott, you want to see this.
Also, from the inbox:
A good friend of mine just sent me a link to site that lets you see who contributed to support passage of California Proposition 8, how much they contributed, what they do for a living and their employers. I suggest that if you feel Prop. 8 is a discriminatory act of ignorance and hate you can use this site to help you decide where you are going to spend your money this holiday season (and beyond).
For instance I clicked on the details button for a name I picked at random on the supporting contributors page and found that this person was a wedding planner and the name of the company she works for. I then wrote an email to that company (Amy Kuschel Bride) telling them that I am posting this info on my Facebook page suggesting that anyone against Prop 8 who is looking for a wedding dress or planner not only avoid this business like the plague, but contact them and tell them that they are not using their services and why.
Economic pressure was a very important tool in the fight for civil rights in the last century. Nearly 50% of this state’s voters rejected Prop. 8 and we have serious economic clout; we need to use it to our advantage. I saw the LAPD beating anti Prop 8 protesters in Hollywood on the news when I woke up this morning and I knew there had to be a better, safer and more effective way of demonstrating our anger and disappointment.
So before you buy that car or any big ticket item, before you buy an expensive gift at that cute boutique in the wine country, before you make reservations at that Mendocino B & B, before you book a caterer for your office Christmas party, go to this site and enter the name of the business or the person you are doing business with or the zip code and city. The same goes for my out of state friends, don’t buy anything from CA with out checking the site for that business. I should also add that you can look for contributors to the fight against Prop. 8 at this site and reward them with your business.
We only lost this battle, we will win the war!! Please forward this to anyone who you think is interested. Let’s not give our hard earned dollars to people who don’t see all human beings as equal, deserving the same rights and protections under the law.
Thanks for listening.