Equality California offers no comment on alleged relationship with former Prop 8 supporter and current Oakland City Council candidate, Melanie Shelby.
For some time I have been trying to research Melanie Shelby, candidate for Oakland City Council. Since moving to Los Angeles to puruse my graduate education, I admit I have fallen behind. But I haven’t forgotten.
Before I moved out of the Bay Area, I sent a request for clarification to the Melanie Shelby campaign regarding her August 4th press release following the initial verdict in the Proposition 8 trial. I also sent a request to Equality California asking them to comment on the relationship Melanie Shelby continually says she has with them.
I first received a response from the Shelby Campaign in what one other Oakland blogger described as “psychotic”. You can read the Shelby Campaign’s really bad, though entertaining, response as well as my rebuttal by clicking here. It really is a great example of what a bad communications team can do for a candidate. But that was just one side.
For the past few weeks, I have been trying different avenues to get a response from someone inside Equality California – California’s primary same-sex marriage advocacy group. For a few weeks I have talked to individuals (off the record) and sent emails. Unfortunately, all my requests have been unfulfilled and, as I said, my conversations with the few I have reached have been off the record.