In the matter of human rights and same-gender marriage, letters are needed. The politicians and people of Hawaii are timid and uncertain of how to handle this new kind of marriage. Perhaps our chief asset at present is our tourist industry and they need to be re-assured that Tourism will continue and that there are prosperous people out there planning to visit, marry, spend and leave. To this end, letters to the following will have *real* effect: -- warm up your mail merge and send some in to: Governor Ben Cayetano State Capital Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Representative Neil Abercrombie Prince Kuhio Federal Bldg.. Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 NEIL@ABERCROMBIE.HOUSE.GOV Senator Daniel K. Akaka Prince Kuhio Federal Bldg. Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 Senator Daniel Inouye Prince Kuhio Federal Bldg. Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 senator@inouye.senate.gov Representative Patsy Mink Prince Kuhio Federal Bldg. Honolulu, Hawaii 96850 Our two major papers: Honolulu Star-Bulletin Letters to the Editor 605 Kapiolani Blvd. Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 letters@starbulletin.com Include phone number for confirmation. The Honolulu Advertiser Letters to the editor Box 3110 Honolulu, Hawaii 96802. (Fax 808-525-8037, print run 104,633 - 200 word limit) (E-MAIL: tiser@aloha.net) Maui News 100 Mahalani Street,Wailuku,HI,96793 (Fax 808-242-9087, print run 21,185 - 250 word limit) (E-MAIL: mauinews@maui.net) () Our local Gay paper: Island Lifestyles Magazine Post Office Box 11840 Honolulu, Hawaii 96828 ilm@tnight.com If you send a copy to me, I will notify you if you have been published. Mahalo Nui Loa and Muchas Smoochas Ward Stewart 2085 Ala Wai Blvd Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 wstewart@hi.net PS CALL IN on 1-900-97-MARRY Five dollars, or more, as you direct, will be charged to your telephone for the Hawaii Equal Rights Marriage Project -- the money is greatly needed to secure this legal protection for us ALL. [They're $60,000 in debt for legal fees! -ed.]
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The Hawaii governor's office has received several hundred letters from past Hawaii vacationers, who have vowed never to return to the islands if same-sex marriage is legalized. Since our islands are a tourist-based economy, these statements have a tremendous impact on the opinions of many, not excluding the Hawai'i Legislative Office. Please write to tip the public opinion scale to the right side of thing. When contacting the visitors bureau and/or chamber of commerce, please also request that they forward copies to the business development, tourism, legislative and public relations offices as well. Thank you. (LAFTMC@AOL.COM) Hawaii Visitors Bureau 2270 Kalakaua Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 (808) 923-1811 Email: info@hvb.org FAX: (808) 922-8991 Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii 1132 Bishop St., #200 Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 545-4300 Email: chamber@hula.net Governor Benjamin Cayetano State Office Tower 235 S. Beretania St. Honolulu, HI 96813 (808) 586-0222
SPECIAL ALERT - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR NEEDED ON GAY MARRIAGE ISSUE

The ruling in Hawaii provides an excellent opportunity to write letters to the editor to educate the public on the same-sex marriage issue. It is important to send letters to the editor as soon as possible, not only because our opponents are writing theirs but because letters which are written on a subject which is currently "hot" in the news have a much better chance of being published than at any other time.

Please take a few moments to write a letter to the editor, whether it's one sentence or a few paragraphs. Editors choose the ratio of pro/con letters they print according to the ratio they receive.

Below are the e-mail addresses for letters to the editor of hundreds of newspapers. Send your letter to those newspapers in your area, or however many you want depending on the time you have to spare. Send each newspaper your letter in a separate message because some newspapers will not publish a letter if they know it has been sent to other publications.

Include your name, address and telephone number for confirmation purposes.

A must-send: USA TODAY,  E-Mail: editor@usatoday.com
FAX:    703-247-3108
(You can refer to their article today, Wednesday, Dec. 4th, headlined "Same-Sex Marriage Ban Rejected" written by Tom Curley, of USA TODAY)

Other large newspapers which will consider your letter: The Christian Science Monitor: oped@csps.com The New York Times: letters@nytimes.com The Chicago Tribune: tribletter@aol.com The Dallas Morning News: dmneditor@aol.com The Boston Globe: letter@globe.com

We now have a list of all the papers for which we already have letters to the editor... you can consult these and write to the paper to comment directly on their views, making it more likely your letter will be printed!

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