one of my internships is with equal rights washington and i am responsible for maintaining this video campaign. i hope everyone who reads this blog goes on to make their own video and submits it to the website. not only would that make me look good but i believe in the cause.
things get complicated for me when i watch the videos. most people don't have anything to say on the subject that has not been said before. everyone knows the argument against it and most people are familiar with the campaign for it. you get bonus points if you can argue, from a conservative point of view, why marriage equality is essential to maintaining freedom and liberty.
however, most people don't want to spend more than five minutes on the subject. there has to be something else to grab me. a human interest or personal profile story for example, might help. no tear jerking stories of the terminal ill or the people who love them. no. stories about people we might know. neighbors and teachers and co-workers we might not even suspect as marriage equality supporters.
i want to see people who you might not even suspect because they might not even be gay or even liberal. they might be christians or jews or muslim.
i wish i had my own camera gear.