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Gay marriage activism [Feb. 28th, 2004|07:59 am]
Zoethe
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Here's something you can do that really will have an impact.

The ACLU will fax a message from you to your senators and congressman. A reader of theferrett's journal mentioned that she had heard that faxes had the most impact, followed by letters and then email (letters are slow in arriving because of the anthrax/ricin scare and new mail handling techniques).

Take a few minutes to personalize the suggested letter - consider completely changing it and making it shorter, because long letters get only cursory glances - and then send it. Speak up on the issue in a way that will get your voice heard.

(And anyone else who wants to link to this in their own journal to spread the word is more than welcome to do so.)
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2004-02-28 03:14 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks for posting that. In my younger days, I was quite the activist. These days of dubya are making me feel that way again.
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[User Picture]From: wynterknight
2004-02-29 12:19 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm going to post this in my own LJ, too!
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[User Picture]From: thomwatson
2004-03-03 04:43 pm (UTC)
I've sent my faxes, and I'm going to post about this in my blog, too. I've also finally, after years of meaning to do so, become an official card-carrying member of the ACLU. One thing that George certainly has done is to energize me and turn me back into the queer activist I was in my younger days; I've made additional contributions to HRC beyond my annual membership fee, sent lots of emails and faxes, and contributed to the ACLU.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-03-03 04:53 pm (UTC)
I have joined the Human Rights Campaign, and just need to make myself take the time to become a card-carrying member of the ACLU - sometime this week, probably.

We grew complacent during the Clinton years - there wasn't a lot of active rights protection underway, but neither were there a lot of attacks on rights, and it made it easy to ignore the importance of the issues. My hope is that you and I are not the exception but the rule, and that more people are getting actively involved.
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