EQCA "urgent action"...
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EQCA "urgent action"...
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:14:02 -0800
From: "Geoff Kors, Equality California"
Subject: URGENT ACTION: Call Legislature to Overturn 8

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Anti-equality groups are currently flooding the Capitol with threatening phone calls demanding members of the Senate and Assembly Judiciary committees oppose the two resolutions to overturn Prop 8 when they come up for a vote on Tuesday.

We cannot let their attacks and threats go unanswered! We need to make sure that legislators hear from those who support equality.

Please call key members of the Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees who have supported LGBT equality in the past (sample script and phone numbers are below). Ask them to support the resolutions to overturn Prop 8 to protect all minorities from the risk of losing their rights at the ballot box.

If passed, the two EQCA-sponsored resolutions, SR 7 and HR 5, authored by two of our champions in the Legislature, Senator Mark Leno and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, will put the California Legislature on record as supporting the invalidation of Prop 8, declaring it an illegal revision to the state constitution.

This is our fourth of five actions leading up to our giant lobby day to overturn Prop 8 on Tuesday, the day of the vote, when over 2,000 activists will come together at the Capitol to urge their lawmakers to support these critical resolutions.

Take Action Today! Call Now!
In solidarity,
Geoff Kors
Executive Director
Equality California

Sample Script

Thank you for your past support of equality. Hello, my name is [Your Name] and I am calling to ask for you to vote in favor of SR 7 / HR 5 because Prop 8 is a drastic and radical revision to the California Constitution that puts all Californians at risk. I believe in equal protection under the law and do not want a simple majority of voters to be able to take fundamental rights away from any minority.

Thank you. [Your Name]

****If you live in Northern California, please call:

Senate Judiciary Committee members (for SR 7)
:: Senator Ellen Corbett, chair: (916) 651-4010
:: Senator Dean Florez: (916) 651-4016

Assembly Judiciary Committee members (for HR 5)
:: Assembly Member Noreen Evans: (916) 319-2007

****If you like in the Central Valley, please call:

Senate Judiciary Committee members (for SR 7)
:: Senator Ellen Corbett, chair: (916) 651-4010
:: Senator Dean Florez: (916) 651-4016

Assembly Judiciary Committee members (for HR 5)
:: Assembly Member Dave Jones: (916) 319-2009
:: Assembly Member William W. Monning: (916) 319-2027

****If you live in Southern California, please call:

Senate Judiciary Committee members (for SR 7)
:: Senator Dean Florez: (916) 651-4016

Assembly Judiciary Committee members (for HR 5)
:: Assembly Member Mike Feuer, chair: (916) 319-2042
:: Assembly Member Julia Brownley: (916) 319-2041
:: Assembly Member Paul Krekorian: (916) 319-2043
:: Assembly Member Ted W. Lieu: (916) 319-2053

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