Take the Pledge:
Don't Ask, Don't Give
"It is not enough to look back in wonder at how far we have come; those who came before us did not strike a blow against injustice only so that we would allow injustice to fester in our time. That means removing the barriers of prejudice and misunderstanding that still exist in America." - Democratic Party Platform, 2008
President Obama promised to be a "fierce advocate" for LGBT Americans. But while making modest progress on a scant few issues, on the major campaign promises made to our community, the President and the Democratic party have failed to keep their commitments.
There has been little, if any, pressure from the White House for votes on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The administration continues to send mixed signals on the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT). And we've been told not to expect the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to even be considered until President Obama's second term. In the last two weeks alone, we were angered that the Obama administration continued to defend DOMA in the courts -- last June, the administration's lawyers even compared loving gay relationships to incest and pedophilia -- and we were saddened that the White House and the Democratic party refused to help us defeat anti-gay ballot initiatives in Maine and Washington state. LGBT Americans, our families, and our friends kept our promise at the ballot box, we now expect President Obama to keep his in the White House.
Until the Democratic Congress passes, and President Obama signs, legislation enacting ENDA, repealing DADT, and repealing DOMA, we ask you to join us in pledging to postpone contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign. This temporary (we hope) boycott is sponsored by AMERICAblog, and cosponsored by Daily Kos, Michelangelo Signorile, and Paul Sousa, among others.
This isn't forever, the Democrats have it in their power to end this today -- all it takes is choosing to keep their promise.
Please join us in taking the pledge, below. And find out more about why we believe this action to be important and necessary in the post below the pledge. Thank you so much for your support.
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|10330||November 20, 2013||Arielle Zaczyk|
|10329||May 15, 2013||Mark Parker|
|10328||October 17, 2012||Aridne True|
|10327||September 24, 2012||davi clark|
|10326||March 16, 2012||Jamie Gordy|
|10325||March 09, 2012||Delanee Hawkins|
|10324||February 08, 2012||Mark Barnes|
|10323||December 27, 2011||Larisa Solovyova|
|10322||December 22, 2011||Jennifer MacDougall|
|10321||November 26, 2011||Jessica Hensley|
|10320||November 26, 2011||Leah Korkowski|
|10319||October 16, 2011||Jessica Emler|
|10318||October 10, 2011||sara Deslierres|
|10317||October 03, 2011||Irving Nava|
|10316||September 28, 2011||Shannon Corsi|
|10315||August 24, 2011||ZACHARY GAVIN|
|10314||July 29, 2011||Jonah Greene|
|10313||June 24, 2011||Peter Marklin|
|10312||June 07, 2011||Dr. Andre van Tonder|
|10311||May 24, 2011||Kira Taylor|
|10310||May 15, 2011||Joanna Stuckey|
|10309||May 06, 2011||Valerie Schank|
|10308||April 21, 2011||Anna Horst|
|10307||April 21, 2011||shane gibbons|
|10306||April 20, 2011||Dana Bailey|