If you read my blog regularly, you know I operate with a basic premise: The most effective way to impact legislation, especially at the state level, is for regular every day voters develop a relationship with their elected official, and use that relationship to share their ideas about issues with their elected officials. So how do you get this relationship started? I think the best way is with a personal letter and follow that up[Read More…]
Archive for February, 2010
On Monday, March 8, 2010 The Lancaster City Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a community discussion about Pennsylvania HB300
It is never too early to start this relationship if there is a specific issue or bill that is important to you and others. But real change isn’t about one legislative bill or one issue. So, it is never too late to get involved in issue advocacy work if real equality is important to you.
This is important as one of the primary arguments used against gay marriage is that it will cause irreparable harm to others by destroying the family. A claim that is laughable, but one still capable of evoking fear at the ballot box.
Senator Casey- the people of Pennsylvania elected you to be a leader, and not a follower. We elected you to put the needs of the people of our state above all else. Thank you for being very good on many issues, but now is the time to be a leader in the Health Care reform debate as well. It is time to lead.
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Bev Smith will give the keynote address, “Loss of Liberties and Social Injustice: It’s All About Perception.”
Pennsylvania is currently looking to embed religious bigotry and discrimination into our state’s constitution with SB 707. This has been tried twice before, but both times it has been defeated. Still the radical religious right persists, and is again wasting time and tax dollars to again attempt this change to the constitution.
So these rabbis are doing what the religious community leaders have always done. When faced with what were seen as attacks to their status quo, they spoke out in an attempt to control, and keep the community following that status quo.
this is a great example of the way our culture is changing and needs to change, as we grapple with the connection between our bodies, and our voice/ right to express who we really are.
I call upon all the authors of the Dallas Principles to issue a statement about this and condemn the suicide language used by Charles Merrill. If Merrill is an example of our collective leadership, we need new leaders!