SACRAMENTO, Calif. â€“ 10/23/2008 â€“ Today, a San Diego business leader against Proposition 8 announced he received a letter from the Proposition 8 Executive Committee requesting funding and revoking his endorsement of the NO on Prop 8 campaign.
The Prop 8 campaign, which continues to lie about schools, children and tax-exempt status, has now escalated activities to threaten and intimidate businesses opposed to Prop 8.
â€œOn October 20, 2008, I received a certified-mail letter for the Prop 8 campaign requesting I withdraw my support of Equality California (EQCA) and demanding that I donate the same amount of money that I donated to the NO on Prop 8 campaign,â€ said Jim Abbott, Managing Partner of Abbott & Associates/Abbott Realty Group of San Diego, Calif. â€œThe Prop 8 letter was very threatening if I chose to continue to fully exercise my right to support the NO on Prop 8 campaign.â€
â€œThis type of outrageous scare tactic from Prop 8 is intolerable. As a business owner, practicing Catholic, and civic leader who has served on the EQCA board for nearly three years, I believe in equality and rights for all…especially for my employees, 25 percent of whom are LGBT,â€ Abbott said.
â€œThis is just the latest example of the appalling dirty politics being conducted by the Prop 8 campaign,â€ said Geoff Kors, NO on Prop 8 Executive Committee Member.
Virtually every major newspaper in California has editorialized against Prop 8, stating that â€œthe state constitution shouldnâ€™t be used to turn some people into second-class citizens. Vote â€œnoâ€ on Proposition 8.â€ (Fresno Bee) For a complete list of NO on 8 endorsements, visit www.noonprop8.com.