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Major Fundraising Campaign To Be Announced November 4th for 2010 Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

(San Francisco)– Organizers are set to announce the first major fundraising campaign for a 2010 marriage equality ballot initiative. The announcement is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4 at rallies in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego commemorating the first anniversary of the passage of Proposition 8.

Organized by Yes! on Equality and TruthandHope.org, in collaboration with Restore Equality 2010, the goal of the “Million for a Million” campaign is to raise the $1 million necessary to fund signature gathering. More than one million signatures are needed to put a marriage equality initiative on the November 2010 ballot in California.

Yes! on Equality is a statewide LGBT organization, launched in Sacramento, CA by civil rights leaders in the wake of Proposition 8. Yes! on Equality has filed the only 2010 initiatives to repeal Proposition 8 and has received approval from the Attorney General’s office. The organization’s mission is to repeal Proposition 8 and make marriage accessible for any two consenting adults regardless of gender, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

TruthandHope.org is an online based independent expenditure organization founded in 2004 which focuses on complete and innovative media campaigns proven to move public opinion as much as 9% in some polls. Last year, TruthandHope.org took top honors at the prestigious Reed and Pollie Awards with wins for Best Presidential Television Ad of 2008, Best Independent Expenditure Television Ad of 2008, Best use of Contrast in a Presidential Ad and Best Overall Television Campaign of the Year.

Restore Equality 2010 is an organization, founded and supported by 80 grassroots organizations throughout California, dedicated to equal marriage rights for all Californians. Our mission is to unite Californians in the campaign to restore marriage equality in 2010, through grassroots activism, signature gathering, outreach, education, and dialogue.

The San Diego announcement will take place at a rally at the San Diego County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway. The rally will take place from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M.