Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley

I'm a bastard, I know...

Those phone calls to the Governor's office are one thing (and keep them coming in) but they don't have the impact of a good old-fashioned letter.

Here's mine:

September 7, 2005

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,

Subject: AB849

Hurricane Katrina is a reminder of our tenuous existence, a reminder that hits Californians hard. 100 years ago San Francisco was destroyed. Last week’s disaster could have been us. One day it will be again.

Many people are going to write you, telling you that you can’t sign this bill because it’s about “family values.” They are right, and yet they’re very wrong.

As communication lines in the Gulf Coast area are restored we’re going to start hearing the horror stories of families torn apart because the law doesn’t recognize their legitimacy.

Sign AB849. It is about family values. It’s about strengthening bonds between partners, between parents and children. Don’t leave us in limbo when the next big earthquake takes out San Francisco, Orange County, or any other part of California.

Andrew Trembley

(I told you I'm a bastard.)

Take the time to write a letter. I'll bet the theocrats are passing out form letters for their ranks to sign and send. Don't plagiarize mine. Make yours meaningful. Put your own thoughts into your own words. Better yet, tell your stories about how lack of government sanction harmed you or loved ones. Ask your family and friends to write their own letters. If you've got out-of-state family, ask them to tell the Governor that even though they're not residents, their sons and daughters are, and they need his support.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

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