This week, Blue Jersey is helping to spearhead a coordinated message campaign – #UnfriendChristie- to let Mark Zuckerberg know we’re disappointed to see him raising money to re-elect the Governor. Read about it at BuzzFeed and also here, here and here.
Tonight, Democracy for America (DFA) jumped in with this excellent email that just went out to supporters across New Jersey and California – over Jeff Gardner’s signature (Jeff & I are two of the DFA leaders in NJ). DFA really nailed this. And tomorrow, DFA and Credo Action members in California will be outside that Christie fundraiser delivering petitions against Christie. I’ll start the DFA’s here, and it finishes on the jump page:
A message from your local DFA Volunteer Organizer:
Tomorrow Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, will be hosting a fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for his “friend” Chris Christie. We think Zuckerberg should know that Gov. Christie is no friend to the LGBT community in New Jersey. Because of his veto and his pressure on Republican colleagues in the legislature not to override it, he is singlehandedly blocking New Jersey from having marriage equality.
That is why we have started a DFA petition asking Zuckerberg to Unfriend Christie.
Both at his office and on his social network, Zuckerberg has made major strides in the past few years, turning Facebook into a more open and inclusive place for the LGBT community. Moreover, Zuckerberg, who married in 2012, has been an avid supporter of LGBT equality in the workplace for his employees at Facebook.
But, in New Jersey, tens of thousands of couples cannot share their love and be recognized, because Governor Chris Christie vetoed the marriage equality bill passed by the Senate and Assembly. Currently, LGBT families across the state of New Jersey are second-class citizens, denied the fundamental freedom to marry the person they love.
We are asking members like you to sign our petition today. The petition will be delivered to Zuckerburg’s house during the event, by our DFA Palo Alto group, Credo Action members and likeminded allies. Across the country, from New Jersey to California, we need DFA members to stand up and tell Mark Zuckerberg that friends don’t let friends veto equality!
Thank You for All You Do,
Jeff Gardner, Organizer DFA-NJ