Patrick Guerriero Lays Out No on 8 "Path to Victory"

 The No on 8 campaign’s new director, Patrick Guerriero, laid out a “path to victory” during a weekly phone call with LGBT reporters, calling on every one of the roughly one million LGBT Californians to donate money to defeat Proposition 8, which would amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

BY Kerry Eleveld

October 15 2008 12:00 AM ET

PROP. 8 x100 PATRICK GUERRIERO (Getty) | Advocate.com   

"Folks who invest
significant dollars in a campaign need to understand
and believe there's a road map to win and campaign strategy
that will do so,” he said. “I think over the
last several days we've kind of pivoted and have a
stronger case to make with both small donors and large
investors."

Guerriero’s prediction seemed spot-on Wednesday
morning when Steve Bing, a wealthy real estate
developer and film producer, announced a $500,000
donation to help defeat the ballot measure. Fat checks from
the HRC and the California Teacher's Association
followed.

But Guerriero
stressed the all-hands-on-deck approach and said everyone
needed to pitch in, whether they were making big- or
small-dollar donations.

"When you do the
math, if we have a million adults and we have 30,000
donors [to date], that means 970,000 have not given a dollar
yet," he said. "That means there's not a single
neighborhood, there's not a single street, there's not
a single congressional district, there's not a single
county where we're getting enough support from LGBT
Californians."

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