Just before my own election last year, I sent a letter to my supporters, thanking them. Near its end, I wrote this:"The state Democratic party has also sent help in the form of additional support staff for the local races, something they’ve never done here before. Clearly, they agree with me that this year is when we turn Virginia around and make it a battleground state for the presidential race we’ll be having next year. Your faith in me, the governor’s faith in me, and the faith of my neighbors, friends, and family, may very well be the reason that America sees a change at every level. Not so much because of anything that I am doing, but because of what you are making possible here in a little part of a mid-Atlantic state that, suddenly, everyone is watching."Some people said it was a little over the top, to suggest that a change at the county level might presage something much larger. Some did not. It would appear that history has decided who was right.
Let’s fight back on Proposition 8. Let’s boycott California wines, produce and travel. Let’s publicize it. Let’s embarrass them. It worked a few years ago in Colorado. What do say?
liz and MS, i didn't know you back then, but you were correct. thank you.suburban -- i live in CA, and i don't think boycotting various industries will help at all -- particularly agricultural businesses and hotels, where the real work is done by very poor folks who need the jobs. i think sticking in there, continuing to tell stories, supporting legal battles -- those will help.
Suburban Dyke and Kathy A., let me know if there will be a fund for the legal battle. I'd like to contribute.
i don't know if legal funds have been set up yet, but here is the ACLU's page about the litigation -- joined by equality california, the national center for lesbian rights, and lambda legal: http://www.aclunc.org/
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