Stand for Marriage! Go Yellow!
You may have noticed the impromptu “Yellow Wave” happening on Stand For Marriage Maine’s Facebook page. Does the enthusiasm look familiar? If you live in California it just might! The “Go Yellow” movement has its roots in the California fight for Proposition 8.
As one avid poster explained:
In California, the opposition tried to paint marriage supporters as these fringe wacky people, so families that supported marriage participated in “waves” where they’d all come out on the street with their yellow yard signs and kids and wave to their neighbors to show their support and show voters who it was that really supported marriage. Some of the waves were ten miles long! Ten miles of happy smiling families in yellow! Old people, young people, all kinds of people standing for marriage.
In Maine we’re so spread out I don’t know if we can really do waves like they did in California to put a personal face on the marriage effort, so I thought of doing it on facebook and twitter with yellow profile pics. With an online wave you can support marriage from anywhere, you don’t have to be in Maine to show solidarity for families.
Others chimed in:
“what a great idea! I like the whole “wave” concept, and with marriage being attacked in so many different states, it doesn’t really matter where we are. Raising awareness helps us all…”
“aha! that’s awesome!”
“You know those profile pics will show up changed all over facebook, like itty bitty yellow billboards. I like it!”
“How’s that for kickin’ it up a notch! Support Marriage this month! It doesn’t matter what state you’re in, go yellow!”
So not only can you sticker your car or post signs in your yard, but you can stand for marriage wherever you’re from through Facebook and Twitter!
Are you interested in participating? Check out Maine’s Facebook page to find volunteers who will do the photoshop for you! Go Yellow!
See this from the Proposition 8 “Waves”:
Yellow Coast! From Seal Beach to San Clemente—Turning the PCH Yellow!
Proposition 8, which would define marriage in California as being between one man and one woman, has become the hottest topic in Orange County, even eclipsing the race for the White House for some voters.
Last Saturday, hundreds – according to organizer Michael Erickson, more than a thousand participants – rallied along Pacific Coast Highway from Seal Beach to San Clemente in support of Prop. 8.
See this video of the event, WOW.
Prop 8…..Sunshine on a Rainy Day
November 2, 2008 ·from the Seminole Guy
On Saturday, hundreds of Prop 8 Supporters lined a major boulevard in Sacramento. At the major intersections, the sound of horns from drivers supporting them was immense.
Neither wind, nor rain, nor opposition stops Prop 8!