Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !!!

Timothy Kincaid

October 16th, 2008

We reported to you on October 7 that the No on 8 campaign was worried because they were being outspent, and without our message being heard we were facing frightening poll results.

At that time the Yes on 8 supporters were out-contributing us by 3 to 2.

It seems that our supporters have heard the plea. And the fundraising deficit is beginning to diminish. The Mercury News reports:

After sounding the alarm last week about its $10 million fundraising deficit, Equality California, the lead organization for the No on 8 campaign, has raised more than $3 million within California since Oct. 6.

The No on 8 campaign has also received commitments for an additional $4 million in donations that have not been received, said Kate Kendell, a member of the campaign’s executive committee. “That has been extraordinary, and has certainly we think helped us close the gap on the $10 million they had out-raised us, but we are not the least bit sanguine about this.”

Recent significant pledges and contributions include (Advocate and CA Sec. of State):

  • $1,000,000 – California Teachers Association (total $1,250,000)
  • $500,000 – Steve Bing
  • $120,000 – Tom Bombardier and John Fowler
  • $100,000 – T.R. Knight
  • $10,000 – Suze Orman
  • $10,000 – Larry Basile and Jonathan Crutchley
  • $5,000 – Eric McCormack (Will and Grace)
  • $5,000 – Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives)

Other contributors have given generously with five and six figure contributions (including a $650,000 contribution that seems to have caught no press). As they have not been publicized, they may be seeking a low profile so I won’t draw attention to their names. But these contributions come from various walks of life, many are heterosexual, many are not extravagantly wealthy. Business have contributed, as have trade groups, political associations, and religious groups.

Thank you to all who have contributed.

All is appreciated and more is needed. Please continue to contribute what you can, not only to No on Proposition 8 but also to efforts to fight against Proposition 102 in Arizona and Amendment 2 in Florida.

In the same time period,

Since Oct. 6, large contributions to, the lead group supporting Proposition 8, have totaled just $405,969.


October 16th, 2008


I am very happy to hear this! I know I gave up my Palm Springs trip to donate the money to the No campaign. I have worked additional donations in my budget each pay period for EQCA and the No on Prop 8 campaign and will continue to do so through the election. I have tried several times to volunteer for phone banking, but the Long Beach and LA phone banks are booked full through the election so I will do what I can in Orange County. Thanks to all who have donated and fought for equality in California, Arizona, and Florida!


October 16th, 2008

I just got an email from the campaign saying thanks to those large donations they’re now able to do matching pledges up to $1 million.

They thank Steve Bing so I dont know if his $500k is guaranteed or just depending on how much people are matching.

I plan on donating even though I wont have a job come January. And next week I hope to volunteer for the phone banks in Northern California.


October 16th, 2008

We held a fundraiser two weeks ago in Western Mass. We raised $1,700, with a $2,000 match from a very generous donor … a total of $3,700 for Equality California.

Just doing whatever we can to help out the cause :-0)

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