Californians who value equal rights, justice and tolerance suffered a crushing defeat with the passage of Prop. 8 last month. Like many people, once it became clear that an early lead the polls was being erased by devastating and deceptive advertising, I gave a significant amount to the No on 8 campaign through Equality California in order to make sure we got our message out. So it was particularly galling to hear how ineffective and badly managed the No on 8 campaign was.
Today in the mail I got four identical solicitations from Equality California asking me to give still more money to the effort to overturn Prop. 8 (“Every dollar you send brings us closer to equality”). I know from my own campaign just how expensive direct mail like this is. Sending me four letters indicates how badly managed the Equality California donor list must be, and it’s infuriating. I’d like nothing better than to overturn Prop. 8, but Equality California isn’t getting any more money from me.