Wednesday, September 16, 2009

my pitch

You know that I have been working hard (on a volunteer basis) on the campaign for No On 1/Protect Maine Equality. If you don't know that, then you haven't been paying attention. Laura and I want to get married. I am in charge of coordinating house party/fund raiser events in Hancock County. I do a couple of these parties each week on average, and every one is different. I am not a trained speaker, nor am I a professional fundraiser or motivational anything. I just happen to feel very passionately about this issue, and I am told that it comes through when I speak.

A friend thought my pitch was pretty good, so he made a couple of videos of it. It comes in two parts. Take a look:

Now that you have been inspired to help the cause, please visit the people at No On 1/Protect Maine Equality and DONATE AND VOLUNTEER! We've got less than 50 days to get this done.

What have you done to help today?


Middle Aged Woman said...

I haven't done a damn thing...except to encourage you. What a beautiful, brave job you did! Keep it up!

MRMacrum said...

The only entity more powerful than the government is Religion. Of course you know that better than I. You were raised Catholic.

As someone who is neither religious nor gay, I have trouble understanding the fired up emotions on either side. To me it is just a case of having the same rights I do. You want to marry, you should be able to marry whoever you want who will have you. Gender should make no difference.

As to what I have done about it? Well, not much other than tell people how I am voting and asking them how they will vote. Predictably many, if not most, will not come out with a straight answer.

You do very well in front of a group Dawn. Excellent pitch.

Robin said...

You rock Dawn. Truly inspiring. You fight the fight of the just, with the fire of the just. Right is on your side, and it will prevail, no matter how long or hard the fight.