I am pleased to announce this event, arranged by a friend of Facebook, and am blown away by the sheer decency and generosity- to help neighbors and community separated by miles, but not by kindness or a common goal.

Mainers donated more than $35,000 to help defeat Prop 8 when CA had its battle.

Angelenos…it is time to help our brothers and sisters in Maine.

Pre-purchase tickets to avoid the line here.

Damn… this sort of friend is what we call up here a “keeper”!  

The Los Angeles Maine Event

Angelenos Protecting Marriage Equality in Maine

Host:  Scott Schmidt, Darrell L. Tucci and Trip Wilmot

Type:  Causes – Fundraiser

Network: Global

Price:  $30.00 minimum donation required.

ActBlue for donations here.

Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Time:  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: East West Lounge

Street:  801 Larrabee St

City/Town: West Hollywood, CA

Phone:  310-360-6186

Email: tuccid@gmail.com or scottschmidt@gmail.com


Your Hosts:
Scott Schmidt, Darrell Tucci and Trip Wilmot

and your Co-Hosts: Ron Buckmire, JD Disalvatore, Allan Hoffenblum, Suzy Jack, Rick Jacobs, Vincent Jones, Len Lanzi, Nelson Melegrito, Marc Solomon, Vince Wong and Cyd Zeigler invite you to The Maine Event where 100% of proceeds benefit No on 1 – Marriage Equality Maine.

Marriage equality in Maine is in jeopardy! In less than 50 days, the right to marry for same-sex couples will be up to a popular vote.

The fight is far from over. The National Organization for Marriage, the leaders of the Yes on 8 campaign in California, continue the effort to eliminate the basic right to marry for same-sex couples. We know far too well that they will run a campaign based on fear tactics and misinformation.

Join us to defend the right to marry in 2009 at our event to support Marriage Equality in Maine – No on 1.

* 7:00pm, September 15, 2009

* At East West Lounge

* 8851 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA

Hosted bar compliments of Trip Wilmot and East West Lounge from 7-8 PM. Cash bar to follow.

Maine needs us now more than ever!! A victory in Maine is essential for marriage equality nationwide. We need to send a clear message that eliminating fundamental rights is no longer tolerated and that we will fight to ensure that our families are valued equally under the law. Please take a moment right now to buy your tickets or make a donation.

Questions? Please email scottschmidt@gmail.com or tuccid@gmail.com

Here’s hoping everyone on the West Coast has a great time tonight and many grateful thanks! 🙂


Now a bit of bad news… below the fold, the released figures that Bishop Richard Malone Stand For Marriage Maine claims to have raked in on Sunday.Marc Mutty reported to the Catholic News Agency that the second collection raise as high at $300,000 in 140 churches statewide.

Sunday second collection boosts Maine marriage restoration campaign

Portland, Maine, Sep 14, 2009 / 11:13 pm (CNA).-

Seeking to support a campaign to restore the definition of marriage to a union only between a man and a woman, the Catholic Diocese of Portland asked parishioners to donate to the campaign in a second collection on Sunday.

Officials said the donations will help pay for television ads aiming to overturn a state law legislators passed last spring recognizing same-sex unions as “marriages,” ABC affiliate WMTW News 8 reports.

Outside the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where a second collection was held on Sunday, two former nuns from a group called “Catholics for Marriage Equality” said they were disappointed by the second collections.

Marc Mutty, director of Stand for Marriage Maine, said 140 churches across the state took a second collection on Sunday. He reported that the churches could have raised as much as $100,000 to $300,000.

“We don’t have endless resources and we are scrambling to put the resources together to fund our media buy,” he explained.

CNA contacted Stand for Marriage Maine for comment but did not receive a response by publication time.

The time is NOW. We have to donate and we have to win NOW.

49, count ’em, forty-nine days…




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