Crowdsource with us to Mark Zuckerberg: #UnfriendChristie

Facebook same-sex marriage iconsSee the icons on the right? Those are Facebook’s new icons, for their users getting married. That’s same-sex married. Gay married.

None of my friends in New Jersey get to use these. And that’s what this week’s #UnfriendChristie actions that Jeff laid out for you this morning are all about.

It’s been a little over two hours now on the first part of this week’s #UnfriendChristie actions, so I wanted to give you a little update on what’s happened so far in today’s big project, the Twitter Bomb (what’s that?).

Please join in. There’s a lot of great support already – Garden State Equality, CWA, Democracy for America, Blue Jersey and all our friends – here’s where you can read all the #Unfriend Christie tweets. We hope you retweet any (or all!) of them, and use the hashtag #UnfriendChristie so your friends can find them. (And we’d love you to follow @BlueJersey too!)

Hope you help us crowdsource this in every way you can this week. Make it our Valentine’s Day gift to New Jersey couples in love.

In June, Mark Zuckerberg attended the same-sex wedding of Facebook co-Founder Chris Hughes, in Equality State New York. He was there with his own bride Priscilla Chan, who’s co-hosting the Christie fundraiser Wednesday at their Palo Alto, CA home.  Now, Hughes is expressing ‘serious concern’ over his longtime friend Zuckerberg’s decision to help Chris Christie get re-elected. A couple weeks ago, this is what Hughes told ABC News:

There are tens of thousands of couples in New Jersey that can’t share their love and be recognized under the law because of that decision. I’m not a single issue voter, and I think most people aren’t either, but for me personally, it would raise serious concerns about supporting someone like him.

On the issue of marriage equality, Chris Christie is on the wrong side of history. It’s weird that Mark Zuckerberg, whose company has been lauded for fair treatment of its LGBT employees and recognition of its gay users in love, is on the wrong side of history on this, too. Zuckerberg pal Chris Hughes’ new husband is now running for Congress. Hell, even the Boy Scouts are coming around. Slowly.

Help us reach out to Zuckerberg, using the social media universe he helps drive (Wednesday, we hit Facebook). Crowdsourcing is all about participation. Yours.  

Comments (3)

  1. interested observer

    Great quotes Rosi in this Buzzfeed piece…

  2. Jeff Gardner
  3. Rosi Efthim (Post author)

    We love that they follow our coverage. And we love their huge readership.

    Feel free to shoot the BuzzFeed piece – or my diary or Jeff’s – to friends in and outside New Jersey. No reason why our message to Zuckerberg shouldn’t be national, especially now that BuzzFeed made the coverage national. #UnfriendChristie


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