August 28, 2011
By Adam Bink
A few notes:
1. You may notice a “splash page” later today when you log on asking you if you’d like to sign up for updates and action alerts. We get a lot of folks who come here for information and later e-mail asking how to help, and with tomorrow’s big hearing and more folks learning about the trial, now is a good time to grow the number of people who can help fuel the push to get the tapes released, win the trial and bring about marriage equality in more states. We go back to recalling that it was hundreds of thousands of people who wanted the trial televised in the first place, a fact mentioned by Judge Walker and in the Supreme Court dissent in that case, as well. Nearly 375,000 people signed the petition to the CA Supreme Court asking the court to keep the 18,000 marriages before Prop 8 as valid (which it did), and/or watched the “Fidelity” video we produced. So all of us matter when we get active and get involved!
If you haven’t signed up for updates and action alerts from Courage Campaign on Prop 8 and the Prop 8 trial, please do so. After you submit it’ll bring you right back here. If you have or don’t wish to, it’s just a click away to continue to the blog and you won’t see the splash page again the next time you log on. Thanks!
2. For tomorrow’s hearing beginning at 9 PST, as with the June 13th hearing, Rick and Ana will be live-blogging on location at the courthouse for the hearing on whether to release the tapes from the trial. I know Sheryl, Ann S., Kathleen and a lot of other P8TTers will be there as well (woo!). I’ll be at home running the blog shop and throwing in other tidbits of coverage. If you’re going to the hearing and there’s something worth noting (protesters, rallies, interesting attendees, etc.) send it to prop8trial at couragecampaign dot org and I’ll get it up here on the front page if it’s interesting. Or, if you’re following along at home and spot, say, an editorial or fact, send it on in. Together, we’ll provide the best coverage on the web!
3. If you can’t be at your computer or just like to follow along on Twitter, Ana and I will be live-tweeting from @equalityontrial and @couragecampaign. Follow those two handles for main updates. Rick will be tweeting here and there from @rickjacobs and I’ll be chiming in here and there via @adamjbink.
This is an open thread for tomorrow’s hearing. See you on the flip side!