In less than 35 days, 12 million Californians will go to the polls to elect a new President and weigh in on Proposition 8 – the ballot measure that would eliminate the right to marry for same-sex couples.
A number of public polls have shown that our side – the NO side – is ahead. This is much better than being behind, but the devil is in the details. An in-depth analysis of the polling reveals that fully 20% of the voters are still undecided.
We’ve learned from losses on other anti-gay ballot initiatives, here and in other states (Wisconsin, Colorado, etc.), that people lie to pollsters about their prejudices. There is typically a 7-10 point difference between what people tell the pollster about their views on LGBT rights and how they really vote. In other words 7-10% say they believe in equality but actually vote against us.
When you consider all of these factors, we’re in a dead heat on Prop 8.
So, we cannot rest easy! We must do everything we can to match the efforts of our opponents. Please join our campaign to identify 888 voters who pledge to defeat Prop 8 on Election Day.
Click here to join the 888 Campaign to defeat Prop 8!
Once you’ve taken the pledge. Please forward this on to eight of your own friends and family and get them to take this pledge and defeat Prop 8 on Election Day.
Amos Lim, Community Organizer