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5 comments | Monday, November 03, 2008

Paul James(Greek), D. Woods(Danity Kane), and Golden Brooks(Girlfriends) are the latest black entertainers to lend their celebrity to television ads opposing Proposition 8 in California along with comedian and straight ally Kathy Griffin.

The message is simple and urges voters to use their voice in order to defeat the discriminatory amendment.

"We all have friends, right? Now if somebody was gonna hurt your friend- you wouldn't let them-you would say something. You'd use your voice and say something, right? Would you just sit there or would you speak up? You'd use your voice.

A No Vote on Prop 8 is a vote to keep everyone equal.

Beyond Propisition 8 via jasmynecannick.com

If passed, Proposition 8 will end recognition of same-sex marriages in California. Proposition 8 is a controversial initiative in the African American community where voter turn-out is said to reach record numbers because of the presidential race. On this week's KCET SoCal exclusive video, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, nationally syndicated culture and political critic Jasmyne Cannick, and members of the Black LGBT community discuss Proposition 8.

4 Years To Save The World

In 24 hours we will have the opportunity to change our country for the better when we exercise our right to vote. A right that our parents and grandparents fought so very hard for us to have. For the first time since I've been able to vote I don't feel like I'm having to choose between the lesser of two evils. Now is not the time to be discouraged by long lines or the notion that your vote won't count. Get out and vote and be apart of the change we all need. And if you live in California or know someone who does please stress the importance of voting no on Prop 8.

Thanks to Iman and Mateo for this video.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thanks for all the coverage!! Keep up the good work. -a SeaNamedSolaris.

November 03, 2008 9:30 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Christians! Don't be fooled by a Mormon LDS trick! Save Christianity and vote NO on proposition 8! See http://Batyzim.com/ for the real, Christian, story.

BTW: The Mormons have been instructed by their leaders to deface and vandalize their own signs to make themselves look like victims. It's an old trick, and a shame the Media fell for it.

November 03, 2008 2:44 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Yes indeed. I always tell people to go vote. As long as you’re making sound voting decisions, I won’t quibble about who you choose to vote for. We need to exercise our right to vote. And no matter who wins, we need to be just as focused and compassionate about what he does in office as we are about making sure people go vote. Pay attention, watch, listen, and educate ourselves and others. It’s going to be an uphill battle, as the last eight years have taken this country into a downward spiral….and I surmise that it will likely take just as long to turn things around.

November 04, 2008 8:14 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...


I would like to know if anyone knew "prop 8" amendments were proposed in other states like AZ and FL. I know everyone centered focus in CA. I would like to know why it was so important to focus on CA while other states were considering the same ban. Unfortunately, it seems the ban in AZ and FL went successfully and CA deems to be a defeat to the GLBT community. Is this a sign? What do you think these defeats truly represent?

Would love to hear your reply. I will admit, I didn't know other states had similar "prop 8" bans on the ballot. I just feel the focus was only on CA and want to know why.

November 05, 2008 8:43 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...


I'll be writing a post about Prop 8 as well as the other initiatives before the week is over. But to give you a short answer- we focused on Prop 8 in CA because many believed our chances to defeat the prop were really good and because of the huge political influence CA has on the rest of the nation.

The momentum was on our side in CA until the opposition took to the airwaves with lies about Prop 8 indoctrinating children.

73 million was also spent in CA between both sides making it the most expensive campaign in history second to the presidency.

AZ and FL were not forgotten.

November 05, 2008 9:20 AM


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