Today’s letter – You Vetoed Hope

Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –

Equality California released their 2008 Legislative Scorecard today. I was disappointed to see that you vetoed AB 2567, Harvey Milk Day.

I saw the movie Milk just last week and it was astonishing how visionary this businessman was. He realized that intolerance was dividing the city and hurting business, and set out to do something about it. Not for himself, but for others. His visibility caused a whole generation to realize that America is about being different, and being free to be different.

This kind of selflessness should be rewarded with a special day of its own. I hope that you get another opportunity to sign Harvey Milk Day into law, and do just that.

Just like marriage equality, “you’ve got to give us hope.”

Sincerely,

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