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.
This means that the GOP knows it can’t win when it comes to marriage equality, but they are going to use rhetoric about “not giving up the fight” in an effort to keep these folks strongly behind the GOP. In other words, appease the base even though you know it is all over.
To me, this says that some folks are really nervous about the future of Marriage Equality. While some of us are riding high on a wave on continuously positive judicial rulings, many on the national scene are sweating bullets about how we bring this to completion.
Drexel University hosts the final PA gubernatorial debate this evening before the May 20th primary. Here’s a list of channels covering it: The debate will be streaming live via Drexel University’s website. The debate will be aired live on the following stations: PCN – Statewide WCAU – Philadelphia WFMZ – Allentown & Bethlehem WYOU – Scranton WNEP – Scranton WHTM – Harrisburg WTAE – Pittsburgh WPXI – Pittsburgh WICU – Erie WSEE – Erie WFXP[Read More…]
Can I continue to support Allyson Schwartz in the PA Governor race? I’m not sure. I’ve wanted to support her from the very beginning, but her recent attack ads were possibly the last straw for me. Attack ads don’t increase voter turnout nor do they help undecideds pick you as their candidate. If anything the role of attack ads is to erode the possibility that undecideds don’t vote for whomever you are attacking. They are about[Read More…]