Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hush-Hush: Cleve's Intimate SF Conversation

A friend passed along a curious invitation from Rick Jacob's Courage Campaign, all about a chat next week here with Cleve Jones. In keeping with the non-transparency of the organizing pulling together Cleve's DC march in the fall, some important info is missing - the location:

Please join Courage Campaign Founder and Chair

Rick Jacobs

for an intimate discussion with


Monday, August 17th


San Francisco Location Provided Upon RSVP

Space is extremely limited for this intimate discussion.

TO RSVP, please call Marjan Philhour at

415-692-3556 or email

Why would organizers of the 2010 ballot initiative to win back gay marriage in CA and the DC march hold an event at this point in the organizing process in San Francisco that was on the down low?

I don't know if it's fear of being zapped or just wanting to be elitist, but it seems odd that Cleve and Rick Jacobs are taking a page out of the losing No on 8 executive committee playbook. Let's see if word trickles out from next week's intimate discussion and we all get a clue about it.


Anonymous said...

To those who've worked in development(like me) this just looks like a standard invitation to potential donors. Probably not a secret political meeting.

Unknown said...

well, why not just say it's a meeting for potential donors and just give out the location? in any event, thanks for the explanation.

Anonymous said...

Marjan is in charge of Courage's I echo the first comment...often when people host fundraisers at their home they don't post their address and the event is closed...not everything is a conspiracy. i enjoy your blog, but the anti-Rick Jacobs/Cleve Jones/Courage Campaign is getting old to me.

Charles Merrill said...

I just donated
$5000.00 to the march and happy to do it at the request of my friend Brad Pitt.

Charles Merrill said...

Receipt for March on Washington at Equality Across America.

Hi Charles-

Thank you so much for your donation to Equality Across America! We are fiscally sponsored by White Knot for Equality, and your contribution will be handled by them in its transfer to us. On your credit card statement, this contribution will be designated as DEMOCRACYINACTION.ORG.

White Knot for Equality is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation is tax-deductible. This message can be used as a receipt.

Name: Charles Merrill
Amount: $5000
Date: August 17, 2009

Equality Across America