Peter Myers for Congress

I'm Peter Myers, the Green Party candidate for the 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Congress. On this blog, you can read about the campaign and the issues, and offer me feedback as well. I hope you enjoy reading the blog, and I hope you'll join the campaign for change.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Please Vote No on 8

In the final days before the election, I need to add my voice to an important discussion in the state of California. Polls show that public opinion on Proposition 8 is far closer than it should be, and I learned long ago that if you don't stand up for the rights of others, eventually you will lose your rights as well.

I don't have a huge amount of gay friends and coworkers, but I have enough that I can think of dozens of people I care about who would be negatively affected by Proposition 8, which would eliminate their right to marriage. Proposition 8 would tell these friends of mine that their lives are less important than a straight person's, and that their relationships are less valid. I cannot support a law that would re-institute that kind of discrimination.

My campaign has tried to champion understanding and equality, whether it be through a peaceful foreign policy or through viewing immigrants as friends instead of threats. Proposition 8 stands against everything I have tried to say in my campaign. Please vote no on 8.

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