Prop 8, Arizona’s Prop 102: You know what they are.
You’ve given money to fight them. (If you haven’t, stop right now
and click one of the links above, donate, then continue
There are exactly two weeks to go now, folks. What else can you do,
especially if you are a busy parent or don’t live in one of these
states, to stop any or all of these measures from passing? How can
you keep informed and help spread the word? Here are some ideas, in
no particular order. Please feel free to add more in the comments.
- Remind your friends and family to vote. More importantly, if
they have transportation or childcare issues, help connect them
with someone who can give them a ride or watch the kids while they
- Friend the No organizations on Facebook: 2,
8, 102 or
My Space: 2, 8,
- Friend them on YouTube, and pass along their videos: 2, 8. No On 102 does
not seem to have its own YouTube page, but lists supportive videos
- Follow them on Twitter: 2, 8. (No On 102 doesn’t seem to be
- Post about the Props on your own blog and social networking
pages, or comment on someone else’s.
- E-mail everyone you know, and post to listservs you’re
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Even if you
don’t live in Arizona, California, or Florida, you can explain why
these are crucial matters for citizens everywhere.
- E-mail or phone your members
of Congress and local officials. Works best in the states with
- Buy bumper stickers, yard signs, and other items: 2, 8, 102. Alternatively,
print your own: 2, 8, 102. (Every parent
should have a pack of full-page blank sticker sheets anyway, for
fun with the kids, IMHO.)
- Talk with everyone you know. Don’t let a conversation go by
without mentioning why defeating these props matters to you and
your family. Even if you don’t live in Arizona, California, or
Florida, you never know who might have other friends or relatives