URGENT - Save Harvey Milk Day!

United States
August 27, 2009 9:01pm CST
Hateful groups are posting urgent notices everywhere and are hosting a telephone attack on the governor asking him to overrule Harvey Milk Day. We need everyone's support! We need to show Governor Schwarzenegger that we are a country that celebrates diversity and equality. Everyone, even if you don't reside in California, please call the governor and urge him to uphold Harvey Milk Day. Capitol Office: 916-445-2841 Fresno Office: 559-477-1804 Los Angeles Office: 213-897-0322 Riverside Office: 951-680-6860 San Diego Office: 619-525-4641 San Francisco Office: 415-703-2218
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@irishidid (8716)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I don't have a problem with a Harvey Milk day, but besides being gay and murdered what makes anything he did significant enough to have a day for him. Just asking.
• United States
28 Aug 09
He paved the way for the gay community; he made it so they didn't have to wear whistles on their own streets, he made it so the police would quit randomly beat people up, he made it so people could be proud of who they are, and of their family. He helped spread equality, worldwide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
28 Aug 09
No, sorry. That's like my insisting they name a day for my adoptive mother who adopted children as a single woman, during a time that was unheard of, and paved the way for other single parents to adopt. It only means something to a few and not to the whole.
• United States
28 Aug 09
You obviously didn't read the link I sent you. You don't like to celebrate heroic equal rights activists? People who helped spread equality? Maybe you would prefer a documentary? http://www.hulu.com/watch/49577/the-times-of-harvey-milk
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I think you need to look at this from the governor's perspective. All these holidays cost money. California is BANKRUPT. They are going to release convicted criminals from prison just to save money and you want that money spent on a holiday? Think about that for a second. What is more important, keeping people safe, funding hospitals, or funding a holiday for a deceased gay politician? Too many people fail to recognize the monetary issue with these holidays. We need to take care of the living first.
@jonakyl (493)
• United States
28 Aug 09
It wouldn't be a paid state holiday. It doesn't even require schools to provide education about his life(although it does encourage it.) How would this cost the state money? I really don't know what provisions of the bill would be a cost to the state government if they are just recognizing it as a significant historical day.
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@jonakyl (493)
• United States
28 Aug 09
They just announced the other day that he is being admitted to the California Hall of Fame. I highly doubt that the governor would put him in the Hall of Fame just to overrule the day to remember him.
• United States
28 Aug 09
That is reassuring to hear, and has tears rolling down my cheeks. :-) I hope you are right. It will be such a victory for California, and the country, and equality.
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@cupkitties (7489)
• United States
28 Aug 09
I'm all for gay rights and even support them getting married but I just have to say a big NO to this
• United States
28 Aug 09
A big no to celebrating an equal rights activist? Why on earth?