My Email Regarding Proposition 2
You guys all know me, and you know I don't usually send out mass emails.
But I really feel this is so essential and so fundamental, I would be remiss if I failed to even ask you to do something so as easy as this.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2005, there will be an election in Texas in which no candidates are running, but several proposed constitutional amendments are on the ballot. One of these propositions, Proposition 2, is an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Texas State Constitution. If you are a Texas resident, I'm asking you to vote, and to vote against Proposition 2. If you're not, I'm asking you to pass this message on to your friends and family who are, with a few words of your own.
I'm optimistic that this ballot measure can in fact be defeated. But it truly depends on getting people to the polls to vote. Historically, off-year elections like this one attract 10-15% of the vote. A high turnout in urban areas would do it, and it looks like amendment opponents are surprisingly better organized than supporters. Although few people make up their mind based on newspaper endorsements, every major newspaper in Texas, including the Bryan/College Station Eagle, has come out against Proposition 2.
But if this amendment does pass, it will be in the Texas Constitution for decades. This is our one shot. Early voting has already started and continues through November 4. Election day is next Tuesday, November 8. Please get out and vote, and remind others you know to do the same.
Thanks for listening,
Looks like Karl-Thomas Musselman at Burnt Orange Report had the same idea as me. Check out his far more eloquent email here.