Far be it for us to traffic in conspiracy theories, but this “intimate discussion with activist Cleve Jones” in San Francisco on Monday, hosted by the Courage Campaign’s Rick Jacobs, sounds like just the sort of closed-door, non-transparent leadership gathering people are increasingly furious about. Sure, folks should have a chance to meet in private to discuss everything from cupcake recipes to marriage equality, but Jones’ promise to make the National Equality March a democratic event has yet to deliver a single email to our inbox (yes we signed up on the website, but maybe our spam filter is super strong?), while Jacobs’ entire premise for pushing forward on a 2010 repeal of Prop 8 was based on Courage Campaign supporters’ demands, not his own private determinations.
Maybe Cleve is giving Courage Campaign some of the $150,000 he raised? Any group but Cleve’s may be much safer.
I registered twice for the March and have never received a reply. Of course, nobody actually thinks there is going to be a March.
Where’s the Accounting?
WTH? (What the hay?)
That appears to be a pretty standard fundraising invitation to me. Are you mad that progressive gay groups are fundraising? Isn’t that what they’re supposed to do?
@Shum Preston: They are supposed to follow the laws regarding disclosure. Cleve Jones hasn’t answered any questions and he’s misrepresented many things.
All of this has lead to the demise of the March.
Follow the money.
I’ve got a novel idea. Instead of sitting back and botching how about all the nay-Sayers on here actually get off their butts and do something about it. Cleve Jones gets shit done… Bottom line. All you slackies do is complain. I’ll trust Cleve Amy day of the week with my rights over you lost souls.
What does Cleve get done? Investigations about fund-raising? We are “off our butts” doing things, but we’re not supporting a charade – or Parade.
Where’s the accounting Cleve?
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