Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

No on Prop 8 reports surge in donations

With 11 days until the November 4 election, the No on 8 campaign reported Friday, October 24 that it has seen a “huge surge” in donations in recent weeks. Proposition 8 would eliminate same-sex marriage.

The No on 8 campaign ( raised $3.9 million at a Hollywood fundraiser Tuesday; on Friday, Apple Inc. announced a $100,000 donation. Money has been coming in online as well, campaign officials said.

“We’re finally matching proponents dollar for dollar after being outspent for weeks on TV and radio,” campaign director Patrick Guerriero said in a statement. “That’s the good news.”

But Guerriero cautioned that “the challenge is to keep it up, particularly as Proposition 8 continues to be largely funded by the Mormon Church and its members.”

The Mormon Church and its members have contributed more than $10 million of the $28.8 million raised by the Yes on 8 campaign.

Guerriero also noted that Yes on 8 has the capability to produce “a sudden tidal wave of money into Prop 8.”

In fact, on Friday the Baptist Press had a article on its Web site saying that Yes on 8 has been out-fundraised by 6 to 1 this month and that the campaign was warning that a heavy influx of donations was needed in the next week. The article reported that Frank Schubert, campaign manager for Yes on 8, sent out an e-mail stating that $3 million needed to be raised in the next week.

“The institution of marriage is in cardiac arrest in California and I am pleading with you to help save it,” Schubert wrote.

— Cynthia Laird, October 24, 2008 @ 4:09 pm PST
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