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.
Sure glad it was not church money donated; I would feel differently about that. A family that wants to donate their own hard earned money for, or against the propasition for that matter, is completly okay with me.