Friday, May 22, 2009
Happy Birthday Harvey Milk
I totally ripped this off from Equality California, but it should be read anyway.
Today would have been Harvey Milk’s 79th birthday. And, absent a veto last year by Governor Schwarzenegger, Today would have been an official day of significance in the State of California.
Last year’s veto should not stop us from celebrating and honoring Harvey. It is a day to remember the principles that he stood for and that still ring true today: being out in every part of one’s life, building coalitions as part of a broader social justice movement and never settling for less than full equality. These principles guide EQCA’s work and Harvey’s legacy demands we never forget what he taught us.
This year, the Governor has a second chance to honor a hero who stands for freedom and equality. He can sign the Harvey Milk Day legislation authored by Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by Equality California and make Harvey’s 80th birthday (and every May 22 thereafter) an official day of significance in the State of California
Please, since you haven’t yet, sign the petition urging the Governor to support Harvey Milk Day. Tell him how Harvey inspires you.
Happy Harvey Milk Day.