April 30, 2012
Today, we are joining a one-day Twitter fund raiser to help defeat Amendment 1 in North Carolina. Over 20 activists, writers, bloggers and other folks are participating in this attempt to beat back this odious amendment. There are LGBT activists participating alongside straight allies. Pam Spaulding writes:
We are still in the heat of the fight, airing ads to educate voters about Amendment One’s harms. Today some of my online buddies are joining in as the clock ticks down to the May 8 vote. Early voting is under way and runs through May 5; on Twitter today we are doing a mini-fundraiser, offering to donate to Protect All NC Families from this morning until midnight for each new follower (my counter started at 10,115).
Today, I’m proud to be joining a handful of awesome bloggers and activist in a one-day, Twitter driven mini-fundraiser/awareness campaign to help GOTV. You may recognize many of them, like Pam Spaulding, Courage Campaign’s Rick Jacobs, MoveOn’s Julia Rosen, AmericaBlog’s Joe Sudbay, the hilarious Lizz Winstead and our own [and P8TT's own] Scottie Thomaston.
Here’s Adam’s tweet:
— Adam Bink (@adamjbink) April 30, 2012
Here’s my contribution:
— Scottie Thomaston (@indiemcemopants) April 30, 2012
Thanks to all those participating: @adamjbink, @davidbadash, @dmcrawford, @joesudbay, @pamspaulding, @indiemcemopants, @tedeytan, @LizzWinstead, @clarknt67, @tlanehudson, @AndySzekeres, @kathyplate, @robynochs, @richferraro, @andekelley, @bilerico, @cooper888, @toddbeeton, @goodasyou, @KTravisBallie, @nathanhjb, @juliarosen, @denisdison, @notfakeandrew, @CourageCampaign, @davidhalldc, @khj, @laurelramseyer, @pullenparkqueer, @allisonpalmer, @camerontolle, @alb68, @HRC, @TNEquality, @quietis, @rickjacobs, @GetEQUAL, @waymonhudson, @chrismassicotte, @xavierla, @raylab, @blabbeando, @pghlesbian24, @madingbaum, @sandibehrns, @matt-thorn, @benjyraymunson, @joshco, @rockrichard, @KarlFrisch
Storify is also compiling tweets from our fund raiser!
Here’s Rick Jacobs:
— rickjacobs (@rickjacobs) April 30, 2012
Updates in the extended entry…
— quietis (@quietis) April 30, 2012
Big update: Tennesee Equality Project is joining us! Thank you, TEP!
— TN Equality Project (@tnequality) April 30, 2012
Another matching donation!:
Just had someone offer to match my donation to @ProtectNC. That means $2 for every new follower. Pls RT!
— Lane Hudson (@tlanehudson) April 30, 2012
— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) April 30, 2012
— Laurel Ramseyer (@LaurelRamseyer) April 30, 2012
— Katherine Chesson (@khjc) April 30, 2012
UPDATE AGAIN: Another match:
— Scott Wooledge (@Clarknt67) April 30, 2012
UPDATE: Julia Rosen:
— Julia Rosen (@juliarosen) April 30, 2012
UPDATE: Jeremy Hooper:
— Jeremy H/Good As You (@goodasyou) April 30, 2012
Todd Beeton will match:
— Todd Beeton (@toddbeeton) April 30, 2012
Thanks to Bil Browning! He will join:
I will donate $1 to the @protectNC campaign for each new Twitter follower b4 midnight EST 4/30 up to $100. Starting number, 5,304. GO!
— Bil Browning (@bilerico) April 30, 2012
— CLP (@cooper888) April 30, 2012
Straight ally nathanhjb is helping out!:
— Nathan Henderson-Jam (@nathanhjb) April 30, 2012
— Denis Dison (@DenisDison) April 30, 2012
1. Contribute to the campaign on ActBlue so they have the resources they need to get our message out.
2. Sign up for a Courageous Conversation about Amendment One with someone you know in NC.
4. Download social media tools and yard signs to show your opposition to Amendment 1.
5. Volunteer to Call for Equality – a GOTV phone banking effort against Amendment 1.
6. Sign up to help get out the vote in NC yourself! Courage Campaign is arranging out-of-state caravans and travel assistance is available.