Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Equality California Urges Us to Write our Representatives


Urge Your Representatives to Support the Invalidation of Prop 8.

The proponents of Prop 8 usurped the role of the Legislature by putting the right for same-sex couples to marry directly on the ballot.

Two Equality California-sponsored resolutions introduced today will make it official state policy, when they are approved by the Legislature, that Prop 8 should be overturned. Write your legislators now to urge them to support the invalidation of Prop 8 and vote for Leno's Senate Resolution 7 and Ammiano's Assembly Resolution (number to be assigned).

Prop 8 eliminates the fundamental right to marry and allows a slim majority to take away the equal protections of a minority, which violates one of the founding principles of our Constitution. The resolutions state the measure should have been approved by a two-thirds vote in the Legislature before going to voters. Urge your representatives to support these resolutions.

On December 19, proponents of Prop 8 will file their briefs with the California Supreme Court.

EQCA will do its part to make sure we have broad support for these resolutions. But we need you to do yours.

So, ask everyone you know to write their representative by going here by December 19.

Ask your friends and family join you. California lawmakers need to hear from you—their constituents—that our state should be a state of hope, prosperity and equality for all.

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