Dear Brooke —
We hope you’re as excited as we are aboutcoming to Fresno on March 7-8. Thank you so much for signing up — we’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend.
And now we’ve got some wonderful news that we hope you’ll forward to your friends ASAP:
Camp Courage will use the same community organizing methods that Cesar Chavez and pioneered in building the United Farm Workers movement over 40 years ago and that Harvey Milk, and many others used to revolutionize the gay rights movement in the 1970’s.
That’s why we’re so thrilled to have Dolores and Cleve in Fresno at this special marriage equality training program modeled on the "Camp Obama" trainings that helped push Barack Obama into the White House.
We’re relying on you to build a buzz for Fresno’s Camp Courage. Please spread the word right now by forwarding this message to your friends before the event is sold out.
Cleve Jones became an activist when he was befriended by pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk — a relationship prominently featured in "Milk," the Academy-Award winning film that Cleve pushed to get produced. In 1983, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and later conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has grown to become the world’s largest community arts project, memorializing the lives of over 85,000 Americans killed by AIDS.
Dolores Huerta directed the UFW’s national grape boycott in the 1960’s, taking the plight of the farm workers to the consumers. The boycott resulted in the entire California grape industry signing a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the United Farm Workers in 1970. The mother of 11 children, 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Dolores continues to play a major role in California as a civil rights and social justice activist.
Dolores and Cleve will be at Camp Courage on March 7-8. So will you. And now we want your friends to be there as well. Space is limited, so please forward this message now before the event is sold out. The application link for your friends is below. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday, March 5, at 12 p.m.:
What will it take to build a people-powered army to repeal Prop 8?
You. And your friends. If you know people who think grassroots community organizing is the key to restoring marriage equality to California, please forward this message to them right now and let them know about Fresno’s Camp Courage.
Thank you for helping us serve the people and organizations building the marriage equality movement.
P.S. Dolores Huerta and Cleve Jones aren’t the only wonderful people supporting Camp Courage in Fresno. Camp Courage is also being co-sponsored by, Jordan/Rustin Coalition, HONOR PAC, Equal Roots Coalition, Meet in the Middle 4 Equality, Erase the H8, F.A.I.R., and Unite the Fight. Tell your friends to join us all in Fresno this weekend by forwarding this message right now:
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