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Go Yellow! Facebook’s Yellow Wave in Support of Marriage!

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Stand for Marriage! Go Yellow!

You may have noticed the impromptu “Yellow Wave” happening on Stand For Marriage Maine’s Facebook page. Does the enthusiasm look familiar? If you live in California it just might! The “Go Yellow” movement has its roots in the California fight for Proposition 8.

As one avid poster explained:

In California, the opposition tried to paint marriage supporters as these fringe wacky people, so families that supported marriage participated in “waves” where they’d all come out on the street with their yellow yard signs and kids and wave to their neighbors to show their support and show voters who it was that really supported marriage. Some of the waves were ten miles long! Ten miles of happy smiling families in yellow! Old people, young people, all kinds of people standing for marriage.

In Maine we’re so spread out I don’t know if we can really do waves like they did in California to put a personal face on the marriage effort, so I thought of doing it on facebook and twitter with yellow profile pics. With an online wave you can support marriage from anywhere, you don’t have to be in Maine to show solidarity for families.

Others chimed in:

“what a great idea! I like the whole “wave” concept, and with marriage being attacked in so many different states, it doesn’t really matter where we are. Raising awareness helps us all…”

“aha! that’s awesome!”

“You know those profile pics will show up changed all over facebook, like itty bitty yellow billboards. I like it!”

“How’s that for kickin’ it up a notch! Support Marriage this month! It doesn’t matter what state you’re in, go yellow!”

So not only can you sticker your car or post signs in your yard, but you can stand for marriage wherever you’re from through Facebook and Twitter!

Are you interested in participating? Check out Maine’s Facebook page to find volunteers who will do the photoshop for you! Go Yellow!

banner See this from the Proposition 8 “Waves”:

Yellow Coast! From Seal Beach to San Clemente—Turning the PCH Yellow!

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Proposition 8, which would define marriage in California as being between one man and one woman, has become the hottest topic in Orange County, even eclipsing the race for the White House for some voters. Last Saturday, hundreds – according to organizer Michael Erickson, more than a thousand participants – rallied along Pacific Coast Highway from Seal Beach to San Clemente in support of Prop. 8. See this video of the event, WOW.

Prop 8…..Sunshine on a Rainy Day

November 2, 2008 ·from the Seminole Guy

On Saturday, hundreds of Prop 8 Supporters lined a major boulevard in Sacramento. At the major intersections, the sound of horns from drivers supporting them was immense. Neither wind, nor rain, nor opposition stops Prop 8!

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Stand For Marriage Maine’s Scott Fish on Voice of the Nation

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Voice of the Nation—Family Values Blog Talk Radio

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“Promoted by all successful societies, marriage brings men and women together – encouraging the procreation, nurturing and protection of children in the most beneficial way, thus ensuring the future of society.”  —Tim Russell

On Thursday– Join us on “Voice of the Nation” as we talk with Stand for Marriage Maine Communications Director, Scott Fish about the People’s Veto effort to repeal gay marriage in their state.  With one month to go in the election, polls show that the issue is heating up in Maine.  What happens on November 3rd in Maine will affect people fighting for marriage in all states.  What is the People’s Veto?  What are the issues at stake and will families win?

Guest: Scott Fish –  Scott currently serves as the Communications Director for “Stand for Marriage Maine“.  He is the owner/editor of Maine’s premier political web site, AsMaineGoes.com which has served Maine since 1998.  Scott also writes a political column for Bangor Metro magazine and has been active in Maine politics and media through op-eds, radio and t.v. over the last twenty years, including serving as communications staffer in the Maine State House for Senate and House Republicans 1989-2000.

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Grass Roots FAIL—What are California Cuckoos doing in Maine??

California didn’t vote that way but they want YOU to!  Reject the Astroturf! Stand for Marriage Maine!

Hattip to Beetle Blogger for the story:

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First came the news that Equality California (EQCA) was uprooting activists and moving them to Maine to fight against the People’s Veto. Now this.

Today as I was tweeting my heart out on Tweetdeck, I came across many pleas for assistance from the Equality Maine group, and then there was this reply:

Click the link provided and voila! A map appears with precise location targeted for the phone bank. Sure enough, it’s Redlands California, more than 3,000 miles from the nearest port in Maine.

But Wait, There’s More! Here’s example #2 of EPIC Grass Roots FAIL:

Free Maine Vacation! Courtesy of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

“Meetup in Maine” By Lisa Neff

“Well, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has taken on the role of travel agent and is lining up GLBT folks from across the country for an October holiday.

This is a New England holiday, a meet-up in Maine, where, next month, Mainers and their out-of-state allies will be courting votes to defend marriage rights against a wrong-wing attack.

“We need volunteers who can commit to spending at least a week in Maine in October to be part of an unprecedented get-out-the-vote operation,” reads the action alert from the NGLTF. “We have several shifts to choose from, each lasting one week. If you can, feel free to take more than one shift.”

And, for those who can’t trek to Maine, join the stay-cation volunteer campaign. Pledge support or donate to No on 1/Protect Maine Equality.”

Our friend gabegonz must be a “stay-cation” volunteer. Thank you to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and @gabegonz for your tweet display of honesty to the people of Maine. But I can’t say the same for the “No on 1″ Campaign.

What about the promises made in the beginning of the campaign that this would be a local deal? It looks like a grass-roots FAIL of epic proportions as I looked into the issue deeper and found that the “No on 1″ campaign is actually ADVERTISING for astroturfers on their website!

“The countdown is on. In the weeks ahead, volunteers will be needed in key places throughout the state. Join us by taking a Volunteer Vacation and if you live in Maine, we also need help finding housing for our out-of-state volunteers.” —“No on 1″ Campaign Website

Epic FAIL.

Stand for Marriage Maine! Stand up and hold back against the tide of the opposition! Truly, this is an issue that will affect us all for generations.

Vote for Grass Roots FAIL on Fail blog:

http://cheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=5314721

Read Pearl Diver’s take:

http://pearl-diving.blogspot.com/2009/09/maine-marriage-initiative-grass-roots.html


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