I get so frustrated when I hear LGBTQ persons clam that their vote doesn’t matter, especially when it comes to state-wide elections. And, this year’s general election is critically important for anyone who cares about progressive issues in general, and LGBTQ issues specifically. Because, we will be voting on members of the judiciary. Ted Martin of Equality PA puts it this way: The history of the state courts in Pennsylvania has not been favorable on[Read More…]
In the last general election, fewer than half of all eligible adults voted, and the majority of those who did get to the polls were conservatives. If every registered democrat turned out to vote, the conservatives wouldn’t be in charge everywhere!
The thing that will make the difference is voter turnout. If Democrats turn out in large numbers, we can send Toomey packing. But we need you voting on election day!
We must see progressive and fair thinking judges elected, because future victoroies for the LGBTQ community will require judicial decisions favorable to our equality. Plan now to vote in this and every election.
The Rachel Maddow interview with Rick Santorum is getting discussed, but mostly to celebrate Maddow schooling him in Civics. But Santorum said some very important things that are worth being aware of.
Philadelphia Gay News has a really great post with interviews on a number of PA democrats challenging republicans. They reached out to the GOP candidates, but none were willing to be interviewed. In my pinion, the current GOP strategy is to keep a low profile around LGBTQ issues in the hopes that no one notices them. but underneath it all, the GOP remains highly opposed to any progress by LGBTQ persons. Check out the post[Read More…]
Marriage in and of itself, may not be the stumbling block to full equality. Rather, nondiscrimination protections will be the place where gay, lesbian, bi, trans, and queer persons remain treated as second class citizens.
Voters to see LGBTQ Rights issues and other progressive issues as all connected. We need to move the state in a progressive direction for everyone’s advantage and improve life for everyone.
This is the first year KPPAC has made endorsements. KPPAC is endorsing six candidates running for seats in the Pennsylvania State Senate and 19 for the House of Representatives.
Let’s hope that any vacation from active work for Steel City Stonewall Democrats will end soon, as the group can be an essential player in helping to grow the voice of LGBTQ and allied voters here in Western PA. Or, let’s hope that the group gets new leadership who will focus on doing whatever it takes to not be an “account suspended” type of presence.