On October 20, 2008, eight influential lesbian bloggers launched 8 Against 8, an eight-day collaborative online fundraising drive to defeat Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that seeks to
eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry in the State of California.
The bloggers’ 8 Against 8 campaign donation page is located at www.8against8.com.
The bloggers include Pam Spaulding of www.pamshouseblend.com, Dorothy Snarker of dorothysurrenders.blogspot.com, Grace Chu and Grace Rosen of www.gracethespot.com, Lori Hahn of www.hahnathome.com, Kelly Leszczynski of www.thelesbianlifestyle.com, Sinclair of www.sugarbutch.net, Riese of marielynbernard.blogspot.com , and Renee Gannon of www.lesbiatopia.com.
Just last week, Equality California had released a bulletin that it was $10 million behind the opposition in fundraising. However, despite closing the gap this past week, there is still a ways to go. Furthermore, many current polls predict that Proposition 8 would pass if the election were held today. "There has never been a more important time for the queer community. This election will change our world for the better or put us back in the Dark Ages. It's not only critical we win for California, but for the rest of the country," said Sacramento resident Lori Hahn, owner of the popular lesbian family blog, www.hahnathome.com.
The bloggers have also sweetened the deal for any business entities that wish to get involved. “All companies and businesses that donate $100 dollars or more will get a free one week ad on
www.thelesbianlifestyle.com and www.gracethespot.com,” said Kelly Leszczynski of www.thelesbianlifestyle.com. Chu also mentioned that other promotions may come up during the course of the campaign.
100% of the proceeds donated through the 8 Against 8 donation page at www.8against8.com go directly to Equality California’s No on 8 Campaign.