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Take Action: Civil Rights Marriage Equality Loss in Maine Needs a Nationwide Protest Response.

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I am angry. I am mad. I am sad. I am deeply ashamed of all those who voted for Question One in Maine.
Yet I still have hope and I will not give up the fight for National Equality Across America.

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Marriage Equality has now been stripped away from Americans in 31 States, in every single State in which it has been placed on the ballot. It is my strong conviction that Civil rights matters should never be placed on the ballot, because the majority votes against the minority. These elections are in clear violation of the Bill of Rights.

After this newest devastating loss and the passage of Question 1 in Maine, stripping civil rights away from millions of Americans, we must take action, join and stand together in solidarity against oppression.
I strongly believe that we need to mobilize immediately and organize nationwide protests, just like we did after California's proposition H8 passed last year.
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Use Join The Impact, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to help organize these demonstration of outrage and demands for full Equality.

Many of us marched on Washington for LGBT Equality last month, and it istime to take to the streets again at home.
I urge you and all activists nationwide to organize protest marches and vigils across the land. In every State, in Every Congressional District, in every city, and in every town. Make your plans, make your signs, bring your whistles, pots, and pans top make some noise.

We can do this on the weekend and on the Veteran's Day holiday next Wednesday, November 11th when we can also protest against the failed Don't Ask Don't Tell policy which has ruined thousands of lives and careers.
Gather at town and city halls across the nation. Stand at busy intersections and town squares.
Contact elected officials, President Obama, newspapers and media and express your outrage that civil rights matters are still being placed on the ballot. www.congress.org

Use the anger! Use the outrage! Use the momentum and take action.
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The time is right, The time is now!

Please pass this on.

From Equality California:

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  • Loss in Maine -- Tell Obama to Act Now!

    The failure of President Obama and other elected leaders to actively support efforts to defeat ballot measures designed to take away our rights must end. Our community must stand together and stop endorsing and funding candidates who don't support our equality 100%. We should only stand with those who do.

    Sign our petition to President Obama and his administration. Urge him to join the federal legal challenge to Prop 8. Then, ask everyone you know to do the same. www.eqca.org/enough.



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