Now that the election is over and the passage of Proposition 8 is sinking in, we want to let you know that we are not giving up the fight for marriage equality!
Despite last week’s loss, we have achieved great strides in the struggle for marriage equality. We have made great inroads in building support in the API Community and have helped to amass a strong coalition of organizations and elected leaders who have stood out with us in the fight for full equality under the law.
It is time for us to regroup, evaluate our successes and challenges, and harness the energy and momentum amongst us to move strategically forward in this struggle.
To that end, we want to invite all members to join us for a API Equality Post Election Debrief.What: API Equality Post Election Debrief When: Saturday, November 22nd Time: 12pm – 2pm Where: CAA’s Community Room 17 Walter U Lum Place San Francisco, CA 94108
Please RSVP to Tawal at Tawal@caasf.org.
Other Upcoming Events include the following:What: Nationwide Rally Against Proposition 8 Where: San Francisco City Hall When: Saturday, November 15th 2008
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST
Contact info: http://protest8sf.wordpress.com/
For a list of rallies around the nation, you can find them here: http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/?t=anon
Show Your Support in AsianWeek
John and Belinda Dronkers-Lauretta of API Family Pride host a regular column in AsianWeek.com. Their column last week, titled “After Proposition 8: The Path Forward” (http://www.asianweek.com/2008/11/06/lgbt-perspective-after-proposition-8/) has attracted numerous comments on its page. We are encouraging all members to read the article written by John and Belinda and offer your perspective on why you supported No on 8.
The defeat last week does not and will not stop us from moving forward to achieve marriage equality for all. We will continue to fight for the day where every Californian is equal, where every person can marry the person of their choice! Please make it a priority to attend our post-election debrief. In the interim, please come out to Saturday’s Rally against Prop 8 and show your support on AsianWeek.In Solidarity, Amos Lim, 林明利, Community Organizer API Equality | www.apiequality.org 17 Walter U. Lum Place, San Francisco, CA 94108