- become an organ donor, if you're not already. Shareyourlife.org has links to organ donation information in the United States, and you can get more information about organ donation at http://www.organdonor.gov/myths_and_facts.htm
- donate blood, if you can. (the one time I tried to donate blood, I fainted, and woke up to a Red Cross worker looming over my bed saying "don't ever try this again." Not very inspiring.) But Annika is using a lot of blood today, and lots of other people need it, too.
- help fight Proposition 8 in California. The No on 8 campaign is fighting to keep marriage rights for all Californians, straight and gay. The opposition forces (largely funded by the Mormon church) are outpacing our side on fundraising 3:2, and the proposition seems to be gaining in the polls. I just contributed via Lesbian Dad's excellent fundraising post. If you're in a position to help protect marriage rights for all of us, please do. If this proposition passes in California, it's likely to lead rollbacks in marriage rights elsewhere. One of the reasons Politica and I moved here to Germany is the better legal protections afforded our family. I'm still hoping for a legal wedding in our lifetime--and a legal wedding sure would protect Curious Girl more strongly, too. Please help if you can.
09 October 2008
Three good things one might do today, if one were able and inclined: