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02/17/2009

We're here, we're queer -- we use twitter hashtags

by Jeremy Hooper

We've whined before about how the No on 8 campaign's failure to effectively incorporate online voices, inspired by our own 200902171401annoying personal experience of having been part of a dropped email chain in the very early days of that effort. Now a new San Francisco Chronicle article is shedding light on the issue of ineffective outreach, as well as the push to "Obamify" any future marriage equality endeavors:

Jason Scott tried for weeks to volunteer for the campaign, but the 29-year-old Fresno Web developer didn't get calls or e-mails returned. When he eventually connected with organizers, he said his group of friends were told "to go to the No on 8 offices in L.A."

"The bottom line is that the No on 8 campaign had neither a competent nor an effective grassroots movement," said Torie Osborn, an Obama campaign volunteer whose activism in the gay community stretches back 40 years. "If we're going to do this again, we're going to have to do it radically differently.
Same-sex marriage movement looks to 'Obamify' [SF Chronicle]

Amen.

Now if we could get Jesus to change his Facebook status to, "Even I skim over Leviticus and Romans 1," we'd totally get a leg up in this technology game! Is anyone reading this his friend?

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