Honored and Excited to announce…

“VOICE & VOTE”
Use Your Voice and Vote NO ON PROP 8

WHO:
Some of Hollywood’s youngest and brightest stars are turning out to show their support for NO ON PROP 8: Kathy Griffin (Emmy award winner for My Life on D-List), Ryan Eggold (90210), Karina Smifnoff (Dancing with the Stars), Kate French (The L Word), Paul James (Greek), D Woods (Formerly of Danity Kane, Making The Band), Cameron Goodman (The Informers, Mad Men), Marisa Lauren (Greek, South of Nowhere), and many more. (*still pending schedule)

WHAT:
Director & Writer Woody Woodbeck, has teamed up with Dave O’Brien and Causecast to try and further the message of NO ON PROP 8 to California voters. The PSA intends to explain to people why telling friends, family, and loved ones is key to helping NO ON PROP 8 pass and keep everyone in California equal and not right discrimination in the states constitution. This PSA aims to target those who may have been told untruths about the NO ON PROP 8 campaign and clarify what it means to vote; a NO vote means a YES for equal rights.

Causecast, dubbed “a one stop philanthropy shop” by TechCrunch, is a platform where media, philanthropy, social networking, entertainment and education converge to serve a greater purpose. People want to do good, want to be inspired, and want to inspire others to join them in giving back. Causecast makes this easy by providing users with means to CONNECT with people, leaders, charities, nonprofit organizations, and brands that inspire them.
http://www.causecast.org/

THE CAUSE:
“Proposition 8… would eliminate the fundamental right to same-sex marriage. The very act of denying gay and lesbian couples the right to marry – traditionally the highest legal and societal recognition of a loving commitment – by definition relegates them and their relationship to second class status.” Los Angeles Times Editorial, August 8, 2008

Regardless of how you feel about this issue, we should guarantee the same fundamental rights to every Californian. Vote No on 8. Let’s remember that gay and lesbian people are our neighbors, our friends, our coworkers and our family members. They are nurses, firefighters and small business owners. Same-sex couples are loving and committed couples who want to get married. They care for each other, they pay taxes and they want to protect each other and take responsibility for each other, just like other couples. We should not hurt same-sex couples in California by eliminating their right to marry.

It’s not the government’s place to tell couples who have been together for years whether or not they are allowed to marry. In California, we let people decide what is best for themselves – without government interference. Eliminating fundamental rights for same-sex couples treats them differently under the law – AND THAT’S WRONG. Vote No on 8.

Domestic Partnerships are NOT the same as marriage. Domestic partnerships are just legal documents. They don’t provide the same dignity, respect, and commitment as a marriage. In a marriage, a paramedic doesn’t tell you that you cannot get into an ambulance with your spouse. Married couples can automatically make life or death decisions for each other in these crisis situations, no questions asked. Vote No on 8.

Regardless of how you feel about this issue, it’s wrong to eliminate the fundamental rights of fellow Californians – and hurt our friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members. THAT’S WRONG.

http://www.noonprop8.com

CONTACT:
Woody Woodbeck // 415-350-4033 // WoodyWoodbeck@mac.com
Dave O’Brien // 213-610-0667 // Dave@causecast.org
Media/Press Inquires: Ben Russo // 323-656-2653 // Ben@Emc-Pr.com

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