Prop 8 and general strike
Yes on prop 8 - traditional marriage - "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California."
Proposition 8: The California Marriage Protection Amendment
Proposition 8 places into the California Constitution the same language that voters already passed by 61% of the vote in 2000. This is necessary to overturn an outrageous California Supreme Court decision that overturned Proposition 22.
About Proposition 8
Proposition 8 is simple and straightforward. It contains the same 14 words that were previously approved in 2000 by over 61% of California voters: ďOnly marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.Ē
Because four activist judges in San Francisco wrongly overturned the peopleís vote, we need to pass this measure as a constitutional amendment to restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.
Voting YES on Proposition 8 does 3 simple things:
It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of California voters already approved and what Californians agree should be supported, not undermined.
It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court judges who ignored the will of the people.
It protects our children from being taught in public schools that ďsame-sex marriageĒ is the same as traditional marriage, and prevents other consequences to Californians who will be forced to not just be tolerant of gay lifestyles, but face mandatory compliance regardless of their personal beliefs.
Vote No on Prop 8 - http://www.noonprop8.com/about/fact-vs-fiction?source=google&gclid=CJ71u5WG2pYCFRg6awody3Qz2g
Why Vote No on Prop 8?
Prop.8 is unfair, unnecessary and wrong. Find out why Californians are voting no >>
Facts v. Fiction
Special interest groups behind Prop 8 have engaged in a deceptive campaign to confuse voters.
Get the truth >>
Who Opposes Prop 8?
Nearly every major newspaper in California, and a broad range of groups and leaders representing teachers, nurses, seniors, business and labor, oppose Proposition 8. See who is on the list >>
What is Prop 8?
Prop 8 would eliminate the fundamental right for same-sex couples to marry
Proposition 8 would eliminate fundamental rights for a group of Californians. Itís unfair and itís wrong.
Fiction: Prop 8 doesnít discriminate against gay people.
Fact: Prop 8 is simple: it eliminates the rights for same-sex couples to marry. Prop 8 would deny equal protections and write discrimination against one group of peopleólesbian and gay peopleóinto our state constitution.
Fiction: Teaching children about same-sex marriage will happen here unless we pass Prop 8.
Fact: Not one word in Prop 8 mentions education. And no child can be forced, against the will of their parents, to be taught anything about health and family issues at school. California law prohibits it.
Californiaís top educators including Superintendent of Schools Jack OíConnell and California Teachers all agree: Prop 8 has nothing to do with education.
Fiction: Churches could lose their tax-exemption status.
Fact: The court decision regarding marriage specifically says ďno religion will be required to change its religious policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples, and no religious officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in contravention of his or her religious beliefs.Ē
Fiction: A Massachusetts case about a parentís objection to the school curriculum will happen here.
Fact: California gives parents an absolute right to remove their kids and opt-out of teaching on health and family instruction they donít agree with. The opponents know that California law already covers this and Prop 8 wonít affect it, so they bring up an irrelevant case in Massachusetts.
Fiction: Four Activist Judges in San FranciscoÖ
Fact: Prop 8 is about eliminating a fundamental right. Judges didnít grant the right, the constitution guarantees the right. Proponents of Prop 8 use an outdated and stale argument that judges arenít supposed to protect rights and freedoms. Prop 8 is about whether Californians are willing to amend the constitution for the sole purpose of eliminating a fundamental right for one group of citizens.
Fiction: If Prop 8 isnít passed, people can be sued over personal beliefs.
Fact: Californiaís laws already prohibit discrimination against anyone based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. This has nothing to do with marriage.
Fiction: Pepperdine University supports the Yes on 8 campaign.
Fact: The University has publicly disassociated itself from Professor Richard Peterson of Pepperdine University, who is featured in the ad, and has asked to not be identified in the Yes on 8 advertisements.
Fiction: Unless Prop 8 passes, California parents wonít have the right to object to what their children are taught in school.
Fact: California law clearly gives parents and guardians broad authority to remove their children from any health instruction if it conflicts with their religious beliefs or moral convictions.
President Bill Clinton Asks California Voters To Vote NO on Proposition 8
Mormons For Proposition 8 Donors
There are about 770,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California, according to the most recent statistics published in its 2007-2008 Almanac. These LDS Church members account for about 2% of Californiaís population. In a letter dated June 29, 2008, Mormon leaders in Salt Lake City called for church members to work hard to pass Proposition 8 in California. Proposition 8 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would change the state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Many, if not most, Mormons have responded to the church leadersí request for assistance on this matter by actively campaigning for and donating to protectmarriage.com. All donations of $1,000 or more are reported daily to the California Secretary of State. Smaller donations are reported less often.
How much money have LDS donors provided to this campaign? That is what this website is all about. Can a small stone make a big ripple as it rolls forth? Are Mormon contributors a significant source of money and manpower in this election?
General strike - new way to America without Bush
What is the National General Strike?
The National General Strike is a period when Americans will
pause from their usual work routines to think about
common challenges and help create solutions. The strike is
both an act of resisting to the "business as usual" attitude
and an act of creating something new for our country.
You may participate in the National General
Refraining from work, shopping, or school
between November 1 and 11, 2008
Talking with friends and loved ones about
common challenges and new solutions
Spreading the word about the National
Why call the National General Strike?
There is a general realization that the way we are conducting
our nation and communities is not working, but few believe
there is anything we can do about it. The National General
Strike is a chance for the people to call for change and help
create that change in their community.
What will happen during the National General
The National General Strike is a chance to stop the ordinary
routines of work, commerce, and school to think and act for
change. You and your loved ones may participate with
peaceful protest, community meetings, public service, etc.