Saturday, November 1, 2008

California: Prop 8 Extortion

You'd have to say that the Yes on Prop 8 ads have exceeded that of logical conclusions. Well a few days ago I learned that the Proposition 8 Campaign was attempting to extort money from a company known as Abbot & Associates who donated $10,000 to the California Equality campaign. This is the letter that this company received from campaigners.

~Thanks to ExFilms @ YouTube

*Shortened for readability follow the link for full letter*

Letter to Mr Abbot of Abott & Associates
  • Dear Mr. Abbot,

  • We respectfully request that Abbott & Associates withdraw its support of Equality California. Make a donation of a like amount to which will help us correct this error and restore Traditional Marriage. A donation form is enclosed. We will be most grateful and will advertise on our website Abott & Associates' generous contribution.

    Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. You would leave us no other reasonable assumption. The names of any companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to but have given to Equality California will be published. It is only fair for Proposition 8 supporters to know which companies and organizations oppose traditional marriage.

    We will contact you shortly to discuss your contribution sincerely hoping to receive your positive response.

    The Executive Committee of and the millions of Californians supporting Proposition 8 thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this request.

    Ron Pretice, Yes on 8, Campaign Chairman
    Mark A. Jansson, Executive Committee Member
    Edward Dolejsi, Executive Director, California, Catholic Conference
    Andrew Pugno, General Counsel

Notice the two larger paragraphs, it looks like a certain campaign organization is trying to extort donations from a company by possibly slandering their companies reputation now doesn't it? This kind of crude archaic threat might of worked in the past. It leaves a notion of "We are your friends but if you don't follow us we'll be your enemies. But this is 2008 not 10,000BC this company had the right of mind to make this information public.

Keep this kind of garbage out of our constitution JUST SAY NO ON PROP 8!

NO ON PROPOSITION 8 ( California )
NO ON AMENDMENT 2 ( Florida )
NO ON PROPOSITION 102 ( Arizona )


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