Buttons and Things

If we got a dollar every time someone asked if we have bumper stickers, yard signs, t-shirts, and buttons, we'd have enough money for a media buy.

Here's the deal. We're all out of those fancy "ask me why I'm voting no" pins we were once giving out, but do have plans to get all of the aforementioned merchandise soon.

In an effort to tide us over, I made these pdfs for you to print and make your own buttons and signs. Hang in there . . . I'm anxiously awaiting my t-shirt too.

7 Comments:

At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Matt B. said...

Thanks for the update, Ingrid! Now, hopefully everyone will give two dollars for their button or bumper sticker when they finally get it--one dollar for the merchandise and one for the ad buy! Good luck!

~Matt

 
At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

Sorry to keep being the defeatist, cranky guy! But...

Why does our stuff say "civil unions and marriage ban?" Isn't our goal to get the people of Wisconsin to realize that it's reall a BAN ON LEGAL CONTRACTS, or a BAN ON FAMILY SECURITY. I know it's not as pithy, not as likely to enliven our base, but...

If fear that if the people of Wisconsin actually believe that they are merely banning CIVIL UNIONS AND MARRIAGE, that they will clearly, unequivocally vote YES.

Come November, if the amendment is still thought to be about civil unions and marriage, we lose.

 
At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the new buttons say "A Fair Wisconsin votes No." If they do, I plan on using mine for double duty - No on the Marriage/Civil Unions Ban AND No on the Death Penalty. They're both religious issues for me.

 
At 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yard Signs? No mention of those. Will there be yard signs?

 
At 8:33 AM, Blogger Ingrid Ankerson said...

Keith, I think you're wrong that a majority will unequivocally vote yes. I really do. Our polling shows that over 60% of Wisconsinites are in favor of marriage or civil unions for gay and lesbian people. It's up to us to educate the people of this state that that is what this ban is about.

That aside, if the other side talks continues talking about the "the marriage amendment" and we're talking about something that has nothing to do with marriage or civil unions, don't you think people will be confused at the ballot box when they read the amendment about marriage?

 
At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

Hmmmm... You are probably right, Ingrid. I feel between a rock and a hard place! Perhaps the solution is for us to emphasize the CIVIL UNIONS piece, since that's what's closer to the truth, and people can link it with "the MARRIAGE amendment."

Still, I like Anon's suggestion about a simple NO ON THE AMENDMENT and killing two birds with one stone. If those are the only two referenda on the ballot in November, it would be a perfect storm for the pithy slogan.

And for religious people, who are surely to come out in droves to vote against both of these patently cruel and anti-family initiatives.

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Communitygal said...

anon asked about yard signs. I am confident that Fair Wisconsin will print up gazillions of them when the time is right. However, let us all remember that yard signs have a lifespan of about 30 days. The wind and rain, not to mention mischivous gremlins, are tough on those signs, so I wouldn't plan on seeing them before the fall. Fortunately, bumperstickers and pins last a lot longer. In my hometown, I am still seeing Gore for President bumberstickers . . .

Bumperstickers are also quite versitile! Buy a dozen, and get creative: put one on your city recycle bin, two in your front window, one on each car, one on each bike/moped/motorcycle, one on your office door, one on your briefcase/musical instrument case/shotgun case . . . and anything else that gets in the public eye!

 

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