Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fight Back Against the Anti-Gay Marriage Ads

The Dolby Family of Dolby Sound is challenging the LGBT community to raise $25,000 for a matching grant to support Courage Campaign's Camp Courage.

"Why?" you ask. The answer can be found in an email from Rick Jacobs, Chair for the Courage Campaign:
"This morning, the National Organization for Marriage launched a disturbing ad using actors to push lies claiming that marriage equality threatens personal freedoms. The ad is going up on the airwaves across America -- eight times a day in California -- as NOM seeks to build what they are calling a "rainbow coalition" against equality.

"We need your help to fight back right now against this deplorable ad. With many legal experts expecting the California Supreme Court to uphold Prop 8, our only option will be to place an initiative on the ballot to restore marriage equality. To repeal Prop 8, we will need to build a grassroots army for change in every county of California.

"In response, the Dolby Family is challenging our community to raise $25,000 as a matching grant to fund Camp Courage trainings for marriage equality activists."
Readers will know that I wholeheartedly support Camp Courage and believe that it is extremely effective in building an educated and trained grassroots army to combat the type of bigotry found in the NOM ads.

Camp Courage survives off of donations. If you want to help meet the Dolby Family challenge, click here to give to Courage Campaign.

See you in the field!

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