Dear Governor Schwarzenegger –
I am writing in support of the bill to create Harvey Milk Day in California in honor of the slain member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Just like the recent Supreme Court decision that removed the ban on gay marriage gave hope to every American who is “different,” Harvey Milk’s message and legacy gave hope to the disenfranchised, humiliated and beaten-down youth minorities of his day.
“I ask for the movement to continue because my election gave young people out there hope. You gotta give ’em hope,” he said shortly before his assassination.
Thank you for supporting Harvey Milk Day and keeping alive a legacy that every person can hope to have their dreams come true.