Kicking A Lion

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Town Hall Meeting

Much has happened since our heartbreaking loss on Nov. 4, and much has been said and written about it. And since that day, people around the country—even the globe—have shared our rage and sadness; rage over a loss of our civil rights, and anger and frustration that we weren’t able to defeat this ballot initiative. 

I’m heartened by the action and passion of so many people since our loss on election day and excited about what this portends for our movement’s future. At the same time, I’m devastated knowing  that my efforts and those of the other No on 8 campaign leaders and professionals hired to run the campaign weren’t enough to protect our freedom to marry in California.

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 25) evening at 6 p.m. there will be a town hall meeting, moderated by Frontiers/IN Magazine News Editor Karen Ocamb, to answer your questions regarding the campaign and to discuss the future in our fight for full equality. 

To facilitate participation by panelists in multiple cities and to make it accessible to a worldwide audience, it will be a virtual meeting in which you can hear the panelists via webcast and direct questions to the moderator live or in advance at: If you aren’t able to participate live, it will be recorded so you can listen at another time.

Prop. 8: The Facts and Future
Tuesday, Nov. 25
6-7:30 p.m.

In addition to me, the panelists include:

Amy Balliett
Founder, Join the Impact

Geoff Kors
Executive Director, Equality California

Rev. Eric Lee
President/Chief Executive Officer, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Los Angeles 

John A. Pérez
Assembly Member-elect, California’s 46th District

Shannon Minter

Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Steve Smith
No on 8 Senior Campaign Consultant, Dewey Square

Prop 8 Q&A

I have also prepared a fact sheet, answering many of the questions people have asked over the last few weeks, including:

What do we know about who voted to pass Prop 8 and repeal the right to marry?
What is happening with the lawsuits?
What was the structure of the No on 8 campaign?
Who were the No on 8 campaign professionals?
How did the campaign decide what kind of ads to run?
Why didn’t you use any LGBT people in your ads until the last week?

Read the full FAQ.

I hope you’ll be able to join us tomorrow and as always, thank you for your support of the Center.




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Lorri L. Jean
Chief Executive Officer

Written by kickingalion

November 25, 2008 at 5:16 am

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