12/04/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's Up To Us Now, Protect Marriage Equality

We have less than 24 hours before voters across California head to the polls to cast their ballots for the most important election in generations. That means we have less than 24 hours to protect the freedom to marry by persuading every single person we know to vote NO on Prop. 8.

Every vote matters in the fight against Prop. 8. All the polls in the past week have shown a statistical tie on Prop. 8 - and we're counting on the millions of Californians who believe in equal rights to be the tiebreaker. The right-wing extremists behind Prop. 8 are filling our airwaves and mailboxes with lies and intolerance.

It's up to each of us to fight back with our own words and from our hearts. Now is the time for you to take action - here's what you can do:

1. GET THE MESSAGE OUT Call, email and text your friends and family. Explain to them, in your own words, why you're against Prop. 8 and ask them to vote NO.

2. VOTE The only way we're going to defeat Prop. 8 is at the ballot box, and every vote will make a difference.

We have less than 24 hours to stop discrimination from being written into our constitution.

It's up to us now.

Tomorrow, please join me, President Clinton, Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Arnold Schwarzenegger and countless other leaders, organizations and voters just like you in doing everything we can to defeat Prop. 8.

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