Sunday, May 25, 2008

Armchair Activism- Number Punching Edition

Hi guys, hi guys. Sorry to bust in on your long weekend again, but this will only take about a minute of your time, I promise. As most of you know, the California Supreme Court recently ruled that under the California Constitution, gays have to be given the right to marry in California. Of course, opponents of the Supreme Court decision are now gathering signatures to place a constitutional amendment on the November ballot banning gay marriage.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised not to support this constitutional amendment. Given that he's a Republican and a fairly popular governor, this is wonderful news for gay rights advocates. However, the Governor is currently being flooded with calls asking him to support the constitutional amendment.

If he doesn't hear from progressives, he might change his mind!

Please call Governor Schwarzenegger's office to voice your support of the Supreme Court decision. It's a completely automated system. You won't speak to anyone, nor will you be able to leave a message. It's kind of like voting for American Idol, except instead of choosing a pop-star, you're supporting gay rights!

Here's what you do:

Call 1-916-445-2841 (Governor`s office). Wait until you are instructed to press 1 for English, then: press 1, 5, 1, 1

(1=English / 5=opinion / 1=court / 1=support)

And that's it! Please call today. As Shannon so eloquently put it, "Everybody has a right to their fairytale." So pick up a phone and let's prove that fairytales do come true.


Cath@VWXYNot? said...

Good luck on this one, I couldn't believe it when I heard about the challenge to the new laws.

BTW, what is your opinion on Arnie? From what I've seen he's one of the best republicans out there on a variety of issues.

ruchi said...

I'm pretty much a party loyalist, and I don't think I've ever in my life voted for a non-Democrat, but I have to grudgingly admit that he's done a good job. He is really a very, very liberal Republican. (I still have issues with him and some of his policies, but I also have issues with our Democratic Senators and some of their votes. No one is going to agree with you all the time.)

Going Crunchy said...

I'll take the time to make a quick phone call to the Govenator. Shan

ruchi said...

Thanks, Shannon!