Californians Against Hate Opens
San Diego Office
SAN DIEGO, CA Â– Fred Karger cut the ribbon earlier this week, or rather the caution tape, to officially open their first real office in the 301 University Building. The 301 Building is very unique. It houses a dozen different LGBTQ organizations in San Diego for very low cost in the old No on Prop 8 headquarters.
Â“We are excited to have an official office, and we’re thrilled to be in the 301 BuildingÂ” stated Californians Against Hate founder, Fred Karger. Â“There are lots of new young activists working out of here, and itÂ’s a wonderful place to be. Lots of future leaders all under one roof. ItÂ’s very encouraging to see, and we’re glad to be a part of.Â”
Â“Having an office in San Diego will enable us do more on our two remaining boycotts, Doug ManchesterÂ’s Hotels and Terry CasterÂ’s A-1 Self Storage Company. Manchester gave $125,000 of very early money to qualify and pass Proposition 8, and Caster gave a whopping $693,000. We have led successful boycotts of both companies for over a year. Now we can ramp them up and utilize more volunteers in San Diego,Â” concluded Karger.
If youÂ’re in the neighborhood, stop by. If you would like to volunteer, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Hotels Bleeding $1 Million
per Month = $16 Million
Recent estimates have determined that ManchesterÂ’s two remaining hotels are losing a combined total of well over $1 million per month. This loss is a direct result of the 16 month old boycott started by Californians Against Hate and Unite Here, Local 30. The downtown Manchester Grand Hyatt and the new resort property, the Grand del Mar are Â“bleeding money in canceled and lost bookings.Â” Sales at the properties are reportedly way down.
Last April, hotel officials admitted to having lost $7 million in the first 9 months of the boycott, and the longer it goes on the worse it gets.
Five for Fred Gets off to Great Start
A BIG thank you goes out to so many people who pulled out their MasterCards, Visas and American Express cards and donated to FredÂ’s Legal Defense Fund, Five for Fred
ItÂ’s actually very easy to help Fred. You just need to go to the www.fiveforfred.com web site and click on the bright red DONATE button in the upper right part of your screen. It directs you to the ever so easy to fill out donation sheet. It only takes 42 seconds to make a difference. If you havenÂ’t donated to help defray FredÂ’s mounting legal bills, please do it right now: Five for Fred
Contributions of $5.00 (the price of a latte + tip) and up have come in from generous donors in 25 states – from Arizona to Wyoming. It has been incredible, and is really helping to make a dent in the bills. Please help if you can.
Thank you one and all!!!!