Election

Trump and Marriage Equality

Trump and Marriage Equality

There is a lot of chatter on Social Media about Trump ending marriage equality. In the midst of the pain and hurt so many of us are feeling, it is important not to exaggerate or make problems that don’t really exist, and this is one of them. First of all, Trump can’t simply end marriage equality. Nationally, marriage equality exists because the Supreme Court found that is was unconstitutional to keep same sex couples from[Read More…]

Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

Understanding the 2016 Election Results (part 1)

In some real ways, this feels like deja vu to me as a blogger.  Thomascwaters.com began in ernest, in the aftermath of the 2008 election, where Obama won and Prop 8 passed. I had no idea what to do with the emotions I was feeling and the ideas flooding my brain, so I decided to pour it out into blog posts. And here I am following another major election in the same boat– overflowing with[Read More…]

November 9, 2016 0 comments Election, general
Trump, Elections, and LGBTQ Rights

Trump, Elections, and LGBTQ Rights

The two ways to threaten progress for LGBTQ Rights is to allow Trump to be elected, or to take votes away from Clinton and diminish the size of her lead, thus impacting the ability to win back the Senate and the House.

August 21, 2016 0 comments Activism, Election, general
PA AFL-CIO Endorsements for November Elections

PA AFL-CIO Endorsements for November Elections

In an effort to help inform readers, I post a vatiety of political endorsements. This is from a press release I received today: Harrisburg (August 9, 2016) – The Executive Board of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO met in Harrisburg today to complete the organization’s endorsement process in congressional and state legislative races. To be endorsed, a candidate must meet a threshold of 67% of the endorsement votes cast by the Executive Board members. “Working families need[Read More…]

August 9, 2016 0 comments Election
Sanders, Clinton and Election 2016

Sanders, Clinton and Election 2016

It is hard to let go of supporting a candidate who seems so perfect like Sanders. I get that. So my hope is that over the next weeks, these Bernie or Busters will come around to see the bigger picture.

June 10, 2016 0 comments Election
Another 3rd Party Candidate?

Another 3rd Party Candidate?

I’m not really in favor of supporting a 3rd party candidate. The chances of them getting enough votes to win is worse than your chances of winning the lottery.

June 1, 2016 0 comments Election, general
Why I Support Joe Sestak for PA Senate Seat

Why I Support Joe Sestak for PA Senate Seat

For me, Sestak brings all thge important viewpoints that I care about and in addition, he isn’t beholden to what the DNC thinks is best. He seems to be in the best position to take down Toomey, and no candidate comes close to be connected to the average person.

April 10, 2016 Comments are Disabled Election
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Bernie and Hillary Believers Miss the Real Political Problem

My hope would be for those who support Bernie to refine their message so that they are attacking the DNC politics as usual rather than attacking Hillary. And for those who support Clinton to see how the DNC makes Clinton appear to be a puppet of the rich and powerful.

April 9, 2016 Comments are Disabled Election
Election 2016 and LGBTQ Issues

Election 2016 and LGBTQ Issues

In my opinion, LGBTQ voters would do better to turn their attention to State elections and Congressional races, because it is at these levels of government that we need to make great strides ahead.

March 28, 2016 Comments are Disabled Election, general
Equality PA Announces 2016 Endorsements

Equality PA Announces 2016 Endorsements

This year’s EQPA primary endorsements represent a mix of legislators who have a history of supporting LGBT people and candidates who would add important new voices to the Pennsylvania State Assembly. Equality PA works each year to elect candidates who support full equality for LGBT people, and this year is no exception.

March 23, 2016 Comments are Disabled Activism, Election
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