"The Campaign" follows ordinary people in an extraordinary fight for equality. They're caught in the political firestorm of one of the most significant U.S. social issues of this generation: defending same-sex marriage by defeating California's Proposition 8.
The story tracks Holli, Claudia, Richard, Anne, and Alison during emotional battles to protect their families, their rights, and their dignity. They learn that growing social acceptance does not always translate into votes, but that participating in the political process can transform them -- win or lose.
Isolated legal gains have helped keep hope alive, but 31 states voted against gay marriage during the 2008 election. By focusing on the human story instead of politics, the film tackles universal themes: the mixed emotions of family relationships, self-empowerment through activism, and the struggle to decide how much of oneself to sacrifice for the cause.