8 Ways to Defeat Proposition 8!

Hey Folks,

Here are 8 simple things that you could do to help us Defeat Proposition 8! 

1. ORGANIZE a house party and invite your friends.  House parties are critical for supporting the campaign’s strategy to win, as they raise money, recruit volunteers, and broaden awareness. 

Hosting a house party is easy to do; you can hold one at your place of worship during coffee hour, at work during lunch hour, or at an organizational meeting.  We have a short inspirational DVD you can play that describes the campaign and how everyone can make a difference to defeat Prop 8.  At the end of the video, you or someone from your group would make a pitch for donations and volunteers.

If you live in Northern California, please contact Maya Scott-Chung at maya@noonprop8.com work cell (510) 691-1641 or (510) 381-0876. If you live in Southern California, please contact Nick Antonopoulos nick@noonprop8.com (818)-468-5543 or Evan Horowitz evan@noonprop8.com cell: 650.823.9854

2. JOIN our 888 Campaign against Proposition 8.  We want to identify 888 new supporters with your help. Send to your friends and families across the state. We will continue to send you updates and action alerts about activities that will be happening over the course of the next 19 days to defeat Proposition 8

3. TURNOUT for our Statewide Coordinated “API Community against Prop 8” Press Conference next Thursday where Elected API Leaders, Community Leaders, LGBT Couples will stand up and oppose Prop 8.  Now more than ever, we need your presence to show the world that the API Community supports Equality for All and opposes Prop 8.

When: Thursday, October 23rd at 9:30AM

Where: Community Room of Chinese for Affirmative Action

                17 Walter U. Lum Place

                San Francisco, CA 94108

Please RSVP to Amos Lim, alim@caasf.org. If you live in Southern California and want to attend the Press Conference there, please contact Kathy Khommarath of API Equality-LA at kkhommarath@lagaycenter.org, (t) 323.860.7348.

4. SPEAK OUT. We need both Cantonese and Mandarin speakers to attend the opposition’s upcoming rally in Cupertino this Sunday from 3:00PM – 5:00PM at Veteran’s Memorial Park (21267 Steven’s Creek Blvd).  Please respond to Tawal Panyacosit, Tawal@caasf.org, if you can help!

5. PHONEBANK with your friends, neighbors, and fellow community members. We have phonebanks across the state and all over the bay. Phonebanks help us both build our volunteer network by signing-up volunteers for upcoming actions and build our voterbase by helping us identify new No on Prop 8 voters. For more information, please contact Jay Lee at jay@noonprop8.com.

6. EDUCATE and continue to speak with your families, friends and colleagues about why they need to Vote No on Prop 8.  We have now handouts available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Spanish that can be easily downloaded and printed.  Use the handouts to talk to them and explain why it is important for them to Vote No on Prop 8.

7. DONATE – all this work that we are doing is only effective if we could get it out to the media.  The No on Prop 8 has a matching fund campaign going on right now that will match your donation dollar for dollar from now till Sunday at midnight.

8. REGISTER to vote!  The last day to register to vote in California is Monday, October 20th.  Please make sure all your friends, families and colleagues is registered to vote and are Voting No on Prop 8. 


Amos Lim, Community Organizer