Thursday, October 8, 2009

Make sure you watch The Ellen DeGeneres show on Friday, October 9th.
Judy Shepard will be dropping by to chat with Ellen about her NY Times best-selling book, The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed.

A Message fromEli Pariser,

In a chilling echo of California's Proposition 8, marriage equality is under attack again right now.

In my home state of Maine, the people behind Prop 8 are trying to overturn our new same-sex marriage law with a ballot initiative. They're running the same deceptive TV ads they used to scare voters in California. We can't afford another Prop 8.

If Maine turns back this attack, it will be a historic victory with national repercussions—the first time voters approved a gay marriage law at the polls. A defeat will set back the cause of civil rights for all Americans, including many of my friends and neighbors.

I'm donating to Maine's "No on 1" campaign to defend marriage equality in our country. Can you join me by contributing $20 today? Click here to donate via ActBlue:

The polls in Maine are too close to call. Voting by mail just started, and early voting begins next week.

To keep up with the other side's onslaught of misleading ads, the No on 1 campaign needs to raise $164,000 more by next week. Maine is a small state, so your donation will go a long way—but if they don't make their fundraising goals, they may not have the resources to counter the lies.

I believe we can win this campaign with some help from the rest of the country. Click here to contribute to the most important marriage equality fight of the year:

Thank you for all you do.

–Eli, Noah, Ilya, Kat, and the rest of the team

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"One Year Ago – A Day of Smiles - A Day of Tears – A Day of Action" on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:00pm.

Ken invited you to "One Year Ago – A Day of Smiles - A Day of Tears – A Day of Action" on Wednesday, November 4 at 5:00pm.

Ken says, "We need to send a message that the same-sex marriage issue is not dead. Next week the message will be placed on the doorsteps of the President. On November 4th, make your voice heard here in Sacramento. Please spread the word and invite your friends. ".

Event: One Year Ago – A Day of Smiles - A Day of Tears – A Day of Action
What: Rally
Start Time: Wednesday, November 4 at 5:00pm
End Time: Wednesday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Where: California State Capitol Building

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

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