Wow, that last set of comments was a doozy, no? What fun! Let's deal with it one more time before we move on to a post about how my insurance company questioned my fidelity to my husband.
Comment from marta:
as the white lesbian mom of an african american boy, as a family that has put down roots in an african american neighborhood, as a couple who have spent most of our adult lives working with and for people and children living in poverty, as someone who believes the carnage in iraq is sinful -- i will repeat that for me, personally, it would be sheer lunacy to vote against obama on a single issue on which he actually has such a strong record. and on behalf of the individuals i love and the communities i care about who don't have the luxury of making this their single issue, i continue to be offended by single issue voting.
I repost because I think marta's words are valuable. I know her personally, and I can tell you that she is one of those rare folks who actually walk their talk.
Okay, next, from the Obama campaign:
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After aggressive contests in all 50 states, the Democratic Primary has come to an end. If we are to elect Barack Obama president in November, as a community, it's important that we come together.
With the unified and enthusiastic support of LGBT Americans, our chance of success is much greater. That's why we need your help to take the next step in supporting Barack.
Tomorrow, Friday, June 6th, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time, our campaign is hosting a national call for LGBT Americans who are interested in helping Barack.
On this call, we will give a status report of our campaign as a whole, discuss LGBT policy, provide suggestions for how you can be involved and answer questions and hear your concerns.
National LGBT Conference Call
Friday, June 6th, 2008
6:00 p.m. EDT
RSVP for the conference call:
As a gay American, I couldn't be more proud to work for Barack Obama. I believe in my heart that he will be a great president with the best judgment to lead our nation. He is a friend and will fight for justice and equality, standing up for our individual rights.
The stakes in this election are very high. A nation led by Barack Obama will stand in stark contrast to that of his opponent.
Please forward this email to others who may be interested in joining the call. If the timing of the call does not work for you, we will schedule another one in the near future.
Join us on the call and learn more about our LGBT program:
I hope you will get involved and join us on Friday.
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America
P.S. -- We've pulled together a few resources for you to learn more about Barack and LGBT issues.