NEWS RELEASE October 22, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 619-592-2008
Mormons Continue to Dominate California’s Yes on Prop 8 Campaign
New Total of $19.15 Million!!!
LOS ANGELES, CA – Californians Against Hate calculated the latest major contributions of $1000 and up to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign over the last 3 week period: October 1st – 21st. The updated figures continue to show that Mormon families are dominating the campaing by giving a staggering 77% of all money raised. The new Mormon total is $19.15 million contributed by over 59,000 Mormon families in just over 3 months. This Mormon power grab continues at the same level — 77% of the $24.89 million raised by the Yes on 8 since July 1, 2008. Non-Mormon donations are now at $5.74 since July 1, which represents 23% of the total.
There have been some large donations by Non-Mormons such as another $95,000 from Howard “Howie” Ahmanson of Newport Beach, bringing his total to just under $1 million at $995,000. Josephine Templeton of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania ($100,000) bringing that family’s total to $1 million and Robert Hurtt of Orange, CA, owner of Container Supply Company who gave an additional $250,000 bringing his total to $550,000. However, during the past 3 weeks, the majority of money continues to pour in from Mormon families in California and now many big donations are coming in from Utah.