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Urge governor to sign Harvey Milk Day bill

Last year the governor vetoed the Harvey Milk Day bill, saying that Milk was a figure of merely local significance.

Prove him wrong!

Write to the governor and let him know what Harvey Milk means to you.

Whether you live in Palm Springs, the Central Valley, or far northern California, let the Governor know that Milk was an LGBT hero who truly changed the world and is worthy of a state day of special significance.

We haven't let last year's veto deter us, and have this year introduced SB 572, which would establish May 22 each year as Harvey Milk Day. With the film, Milk, and the help of its star Sean Penn we have great momentum, but we also need your help! Tell the governor your story about how Harvey has impacted your life, and why everyone in all corners of the Golden State needs heroes.

Use the sample letter below as a guide or put it in your own words.

Our opponents are already telling the governor to veto this historic bill once more. Anti-LGBT extremists won’t stop with Prop 8! They’re trying to take away all our rights and make sure pro-equality legislation never passes again.

We will not be erased from the history books, and we will not go back in the closet. When we honor Harvey Milk, we are honoring the contributions of ALL LGBT people and providing positive role models for our youth.

Write a letter and make YOUR voice heard.

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