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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|10307||April 21, 2011||shane gibbons|
|10306||April 20, 2011||Dana Bailey|
|10305||April 09, 2011||Mykaila Ostrom|
|10304||March 29, 2011||Annie Ory|
|10303||March 23, 2011||Diana Dull|
|10302||March 07, 2011||Erin Stevenson|
|10301||February 27, 2011||Naomi Luppescu|
|10300||February 16, 2011||Kali Kalis|
|10299||February 12, 2011||Christian Birmele|
|10298||February 09, 2011||Kathryn Matlack|
|10297||February 09, 2011||thomas kelty|
|10296||February 04, 2011||Leagh Barkley|
|10295||February 04, 2011||Bob Steinburgh|
|10294||February 03, 2011||Buck Blessing|
|10293||February 03, 2011||Phillip Mauracher|
|10292||January 25, 2011||Robert Morris|
|10291||January 25, 2011||Stephanie Cockrell|
|10290||January 24, 2011||Jessica Murphy|
|10289||January 23, 2011||Loretta Bengivenga|
|10288||January 23, 2011||Rachel Waller|
|10287||January 11, 2011||Margaret Bateman|
|10286||January 10, 2011||John Puchniak|
|10285||January 10, 2011||John Smith|
|10284||January 09, 2011||Jenny Morton|
|10283||January 07, 2011||Veronica Hilby|