Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Why Prop 8?

I like how this clearly states the reasoning behind Prop 8, and why it is so important to vote YES...

The Issue:

California voters passed Proposition 22 in 2000 by more than 61%, saying that a marriage in California is between a man and a woman. Earlier this year, four activist judges based in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people's vote, legalizing same-sex marriage.

The Consequences:

The Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage did not just overturn the will of California voters; it also redefined marriage for the rest of society, without ever asking the people themselves to accept this decision. This decision has far-reaching consequences. For example, because public schools are already required to teach the role of marriage in society as part of the curriculum, schools will now be required to teach students that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage, starting with kindergarteners. By saying that a marriage is between “any two persons” rather than between a man and a woman, the Court decision has opened the door to any kind of “marriage.” This undermines the value of marriage altogether at a time when we should be restoring marriage, not undermining it.

The Solution:

Vote YES on Proposition 8 to overturn the outrageous Supreme Court decision and restore the definition of marriage that was approved by over 61% of voters. Proposition 8 is NOT an attack on gay couples and does not take away the rights that same-sex couples already have under California’s domestic partner law. California law already grants domestic partners all the rights that a state can grant to a married couple. Gays have a right to their private lives, but not to change the definition of marriage for everyone else.

Passing Proposition 8 protects our children and places into the Constitution the simple definition that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

from www.ProtectMarriage.com

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Monday, September 29, 2008

hello out there!

Hi everyone! I'm Heather's cousin, Heidi. I'm excited to help contribute to her blog! I'm patriotic, somewhat conservative, and I love ice cream. I've become involved in the grassroots campaign to support Prop 8, through gathering information door-to-door (that was interesting...), entering data, and spreading the word to vote this November! Check out the Protect Marriage website to learn more, or stay tuned for future posts!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Never say "No" when you need to say "Yes"

In my quest to find answers as to why we need to vote, I found this quote from a website that I think does a good job of summing up why we need to vote.

"Never say “No” when you need to say “Yes”. Everyone wants to see their children to have better future and voting helps a lot. There is no wrong in showing and acting on what you believe as long as you know that you are making the right decision without a doubt. Be Proud of yourself because you are given the chance to vote for the right."

Friday, September 26, 2008

Why Do I Need to Vote?

I'm not Catholic, but this video is definitely a "must see". It takes only a few minutes and explains in pictures, words and music why it is important that we must VOTE and get our friends and family members out to VOTE.


Your Vote Counts

In the June 2008 Primary Election in California, 23,033,970 people were eligible to vote. 16,123,787 people voted. That means that 6,910,183 people who were eligible to vote in California DID NOT.