The Prop 8 protests are continuing and spreading through out the area. Facebook would be the last place I’d expect to find a lot of information, but specific ways to do so keep showing up there every day. Two in particular have caught my attention. One is a Protest March set for this evening in Long Beach staged at 3 locations along Broadway Avenue.
The other is a direct attack on one of the large out-of-state contributors to the Yes on 8 side, the Mormon Church. Our own Jozjozjoz reported early on that Pepperdine came out supporting Prop 8 which in turn lead to a Facebook group calling themselves PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY ALLOWS THEMSELVES TO BE PART OF YES ON 8. They have asked people to contact the IRS demanding the Mormon churches non-profit status be revoked for their meddling roll in the Prop 8 campaign.
Full text from the various Facebook group press releases with links after the jump.
Prop 8 Protest in Long Beach
Well, we’re at it again, but this time we’re more organized with more time and we’ll be louder than before!
Friday night (tomorrow) we plan to march down Broadway in the city of Long Beach in 3 stages. For those who cannot walk the entire route, we welcome your support on the sidelines.
FRIDAY NIGHT – 7pm Intersection of Broadway and Redondo (near the Library CoffeeHouse) in Belmont Heights. We need a large amount of people to completely blocks the intersection and start marching down Broadway to completely CLOSE DOWN the street. Contact your list, email, text, telephone, etc…let each other know WE WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS INJUSTICE! Find parking ahead of time either down the route, or in the neighborhoods that stage starts in. I recommend the Broadway bus Route 111/112 if you’re starting with us, The little Red bus down Ocean and off at Redondo, then walk three blocks north.
FRIDAY NIGHT (Second Stage) – 7:30-7:45pm Intersection of Broadway and Junipero in Bluff Heights. Come join us and walk with us to the next rallying point. Show your peers that they need to join in on the struggle for EQUAL RIGHTS. We will continue to March down Broadway and pull people from the bars to march with us. We will encourage people shopping and dining to join us in our statement to the State of California that THIS IS WRONG! Again, parking will be tight, so arrive EARLY. The park is a great spot to ditch the car while you walk. The OCean little red bus works too, as does the 4th Street bus.
FRIDAY NIGHT (Third and Final Stage) – 8:15 – 8:30pm Intersection of Broadway and Alamitos in Bluff Heights (near Hamburger Marys) We will start the last leg of our march to PIne Ave and down to Ocean Blvd. WE WILL BE HEARD TOMORROW NIGHT. Bring signs, candles, comfortable shoes to march in. Encourage friends and family, gay and straight alike to join us. WE NEED TO MAKE A POWERFUL PRESENCE tomorrow night. All bus routes apply here. Parking IS a bear downtown, but we’re on a mission….find a way!
The organizers of NO ON PROP 8 have been notified, and we need WAY MORE PEOPLE!! THANK YOU ALL for joining in our efforts to hear our loud voices heard. Please please please be peaceful. No altercations our vandalism during the march. We’re marching through OUR main neighborhoods, we wish to make a positive statement, not an unruly one.
PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY ALLOWS THEMSELVES TO BE PART OF YES ON 8
Subject: Take Action Against LDS
If it upsets you that a church can meddle with another state’s political statutes, here’s something simple you can do:
To report the LDS Church to the IRS, simply take 5 minutes to print these articles out and any others you can find:
Then print, sign, and send the attached form (already completed, after the jump) or download a blank and fill it out yourself at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3949a.pdf.
List the taxpayer as:
Thomas S. Monson, et al
50 East North Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
List his occupation as President and the business as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Check the boxes for False Exemption and Public/Political Corruption.
Then in the Comments section demand that the LDS Church be fined and their tax-exempt status revoked for repeated and blatant violations of the IRS’s separate of church and state rules, and for conspiring to interfere with a state’s political process.
Check Yes under “Are books/records available?” and write in “campaign finance records.”
You don’t have to provide any of your own personal info. Mail the form and the printed articles to:
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888