Love Honor Cherish has stepped up their campaign to repeal Prop 8. LHCâ€™ s political action committee has until April 20 to gather 807,615 valid signatures in their attempt to qualify an initiative to repeal Prop 8 for the 2012 ballot. They have until May 14 to submit those signatures to the California Secretary of State.
LHC Interim Executive Director Eric Harrison is leading the effort. He is the groupâ€™s first paid employee – making $105,000 â€“ the same amount he made as a development director at Equality California. Harrison has already re-vamped the groupâ€™s website and he recently brought on Tristain Blaine as Field Director. Blaine is a lawyer who worked with longtime California political tracker Allan Hoffenblum. Harrison says: â€śTristan is a full time volunteer and unpaid. He has already hit the ground running, mobilizing our volunteer signature gathering effort with our coalition members and long-time volunteer supporters.â€ť
Meet Blaine at LHCâ€™s meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7:30 pm, â€¨National Council of Jewish Womenâ€¨- (Room 103)â€¨543 North Fairfax Avenueâ€¨Los Angeles CA 90036 â€¨(Parking is first come, first serve in the NCJW parking lot (enter off of Clinton & press button on box), or park on Fairfax (meters until 8 pm)
On Tuesday, Harrison announced a new collaboration between LHC Foundation with the nationally-recognized NoH8 campaign. The team plans to launch a viral public education campaign to encourage activists to talk marriage equality and how waiting for marriage equality has impacted their lives.
“NOH8 Campaign has been at the forefront of raising awareness for marriage equality and anti-discrimination through its interactive media campaign since the passing of Prop 8,” said NOH8 Campaign Founder Adam Bouska. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Love Honor Cherish Foundation on an innovative campaign for marriage equality.”
The launch and further details about the campaign will be announced at a benefit for LHC Foundation on Jan. 22 being thrown by San Francisco based nonprofit Reason to Party.Â For tickets: www.reasontoparty.org/confession