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Ellen Buys Airtime to Oppose Proposition 8

Timothy Kincaid

October 17th, 2008

Ellen DeGeneres has been using her popular daytime talk show to get out the message that same-sex marriage is life-changing and beautiful. She has also recorded a 30 second message to spread the word, a message that was viewed 80,000 times.

Now the Sacramento Bee is reporting that she cares so much about getting out her message that she’s funding the airing of the ad.

Eddie Fernandez of the No on 8 campaign said DeGeneres is starting by purchasing $100,000 in air time for the ad.

This appeal, made and paid for by someone that listeners may feel that they know and love, may make this proposition personal for some viewers. I commend Ellen on her efforts and generosity.

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oakland753
October 18th, 2008 | LINK

In an article yesterday about Maddonna, there were some negative comments about Ellen and her lack of support for the NO on 8 campaign. I hope those people read this article and are gracious enough to now make a positive comment about Ellen.

I believe this could very well be a major plus for the No vote. Ellen has hundreds of thousands of fans in California, I am sure. If they all ´came out´to vote NO on election day, Ellen may deserve more credit than she will ever get from our community.

Eddie89
October 18th, 2008 | LINK

Perhaps Ellen was not satisfied with the ads that are currently running on TV by NO ON 8 and that’s why she didn’t want to blindly commit her $$$,$$$ to simply have it wasted on poor advertising.

So, what better way than to make your own ad and buy the airtime yourself! HA!

I think Ellen is AWESOME!!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!

California – Vote “NO” on Prop. 8!
Arizona – Vote “NO” on Prop. 102! AGAIN!
Florida – Vote “NO” on Amendment 2!
Connecticut – Vote “NO” on Question 1!

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