Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CTA Protest Cancelled

It is with disappointment that I inform all my fellow protesters that, due to instructions from our higher-ups, tomorrow's protest is officially cancelled. We don't want to punish local teachers and school districts for the actions of the Union leaders with whom they do not necessarily agree. However, please do encourage your children's teachers and school administrators to communicate to the Union your strong opposition to this misuse of Union dues. More to follow...

7 comments:

abby said...

Thank you for your great post! If you know to stop at a red light, you’d agree it’s unreasonable to say to your child would you like an apple or an apple when you’re holding up 1 apple and 1 banana!!

For a changing society, we need NEW TERMS to describe the types of relationships people have the free choice to form – not new laws that will put us all in speech & religious bondage.

Vote not with emotion but with reason; get the facts: www.ifprop8fails.org, www.protectmarriage.com, and www.preservingmarriage.org. Let's you , me, and our same-sex friends unite to vote Yes! on Prop. 8.
http://abbyearth.wordpress.com

Heather said...

I don't think we should be disappointed that the protest was cancelled. (Many people did not get the word about the cancellation and kept their kids home anyway.)

I think we need to remember to keep emotions out of the battle and let the facts speak for themselves... there is no "fundamental right" to marriage, there is no "civil right" to marriage, and same sex couples have all the legal rights as a married couple. So if prop 8 passes, nothing changes for same sex couples. But if it doesn't pass, then pandora's box is open and society as we know it is gone.

Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading your posts. Thank you for your support.

VOTE YES ON PROP 8!

Heather
http://makemyvotecount.blogspot.com

CNJ said...

Just wanted to get your opinion on an idea that may or may not be a good approach. I have heard about people searching for proposition 8 in google and then clicking on the “yes on prop 8″ or “no on prop8″ paid ad links multiple times that appear at the top of the search results in google. Each time someone clicks on these links it is costing that campaign money. I guess clicking on the “no on prop 8″ ad is costing Hollywood stars like Ellen money they donated to the no on 8 campaign. I imagine if you were to break out the donations made to each campaign that the yes on 8 campaign’s donations have been made by at least twice as many people as the amount of people contributing to the “no on 8 campaign”. The majority of donations made to the “no on 8″ campaign have been made by Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt, Ellen Degeneres, and Steven Spielberg. Don’t forget the CTA, is it a bad idea for people who feel betrayed by the $1.2 million donation made by the CTA to fight back by clicking on the “no on prop 8″ paid search link multiple times each day? What do you think……

Laura said...

Hm, hadn't heard this. I'll look into it, this could just be another interesting way to fight the battle! Thanks for your input.

veeschay said...
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veeschay said...

Trying to drive up somebody's costs, as cnj suggests, by repeatedly clicking on links is a poor way to go about things. Your time could probably be put to better use, and you justify your opponents when they say more people are interested in their view; they'll point to the increased traffic on their websites, etc.

Laura said...

Yah, after looking into it, I was told that in order for that effort to even make a dent, there would be far too much time spent at it. Now that we are closer to election day, we can do more good by getting out and going door to door to get those maybes and turn them into yeses!