I need help- JOIN THE MOVEMENT

stars and nothing's picture

Hey everyone-- I have something very important that I'd really like to set in motion, and I need as much as help as I can get.

I've written a petition against the constitutional amendment to BAN GAY MARRIAGE now being pushed by conservatives. I want to get this out into the public-- across the country, across the world-- and Oasis was an obvious arena to start an underground movement among gay youth.
I want to be able to get married someday, and if we don't act now, that may not be a choice for gays and lesbians. I don't want to see that happen, and I need your help in fighting against those who do.
Below is the first draft of the petition I've written. I'm accepting any suggestions-- revisions, criticism, support, ideas for getting the word out. Email is HLA83@aol.com
Please help. This means a lot to me, and I hope it means as much to you.
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SIGN AND CIRCULATE—CHANGE OUR FUTURE

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was signed by President Clinton in 1996. This act prevents federal recognition of same-sex marriage, and allows states to ignore same-sex marriage licenses from out of state. It also defines marriage as a legal union “between one man and one woman.

Comments

adbak's picture

I appreciate immensely your e

I appreciate immensely your effort and time that you put into making such a petition. It clearly gets across the point you're trying to make. I'm glad to see that political activism isn't dead among gay youth.

And by this, I do not mean to lessen your efforts or demean you or them in any way, but the Human Rights Campaign has a similar option. They allow you to send emails, faxes, or even telephone calls to your Congresspersons and give you a preformatted letter. However, you are able to change the bulk of the message to personalize it. You can find that here: http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/bush_fma.

My advice would be to print out stars and nothing's petition, get people to sign it, as many as you can, and send it to your congresspersons -- a paper copy with handwritten signatures will have much more of an impact than an email.

Thanks, stars!

stars and nothing's picture

yes

i like adam's idea of printing it out and sending it to Congress, I dont think email petitions are seen as valid.
i'd really like everyone to help with this.
thanks for the feedback!
love emily