I wanted to share Cal Cunningham's recent statement on the hopeful, if not quite complete, progress being actively pursued on Capitol Hill towards the necessary repeal of the U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
As anyone on BlueNC likely knows, I am a fervent Cunningham supporter and volunteer. But, as a member of PFLAG Winston-Salem and a long time champion of equality for all Americans, statements and a vision such as this one only reassures and validates my support of this great U.S. Senate candidate even further.
...the man the Obama administration has chosen to take a stab at fixing the Gulf oil spill disaster. He's an avowed "proud homophobe," who thinks that "sodomites" are responsible for infecting "innocent victims" with AIDS, and he's an Al Gore hating climate change denialist too!
Was there really no one else?
Is there really any one left that thinks Obama -- or any candidate he is supporting in the primaries tomorrow (Blanche Lincoln, Arlen Specter) should be given another term?
I hope Arkansas and Pennsylvania Democrats give Obama and his minions at the DNC and the DSCC a swift kick in the groin.
Submitted by Mike Nellis on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 3:54pm
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has been a steady and consistent friend of the LGBT community throughout her years of dedicated public service. In fact, just last month, Elaine participated in a live chat at Pam's House Blend to reach out to the community about her run for United States Senate.
As such, I wanted to make everyone got a chance to see Elaine's new expanded issue paper on Civil Rights.
Submitted by TriSeanK on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 11:04am
The President of the American Family Association (nationally) is stepping down due to bad health. The AFA is mostly known for near daily boycotts against anything it believes to be anti-Christian. Boycotts have included Disney, Ford, Pepsi, and T.V. shows of all stripes. AFA is one of Christian Extremist groups that is furthest to the right. They called for gay Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe of AZ to be thrown in jail under sodomy laws in 2000 even though he was married with kids at the time. (More proof the anti-gay right wing doesn't "hate the sin" only, since they had no evidence of gay sex).
Submitted by robertingastonia on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 1:00am
In light of Senator Forrester's refusal to meet with us, PFLAG and many African American constituents who have contacted me remain steadfast in our effort to reach out to the Senator. We would like to extend an invitation one more time to the Senator and ask him to join his minority constituents in a meeting or forum to discuss diversity and minority sensitivity. See the blog link on Pamshouseblend for the complete story. It's also in the Gaston Gazette.
Submitted by Pam Spaulding on Thu, 12/10/2009 - 12:56pm
I was surprised to receive a phone call from the Kenneth Lewis campaign a couple of weeks ago; I knew a few things about the Durham attorney, who has jumped into the U.S. Senate race to dislodge Richard "Bank Run" Burr from his seat -- 1) he has little name recognition; 2) he has not held public office before and 3) he has worked behind the scenes in politics for a long time, fundraising and organizing on several campaigns, including the U.S. Senate campaigns of Harvey Gantt and Erskine Bowles. In 2008, he was part of the finance team in North Carolina for the Obama campaign.
Submitted by Pam Spaulding on Thu, 11/05/2009 - 11:00pm
11/5/2009: So I receive this email from Kay Flaminio of Equality NC and she said no one signed up to dine with us at the ENC Gala! Wow, rejection, that sux! Is it the drive to Greensboro, or are all social calendars booked? In any case, I'm running this post again just in case someone's game...
Kate and I don't want to dine alone as we celebrate a great year of legislative gains in North Carolina, so why don't you join our table at Equality NC Foundation's 2009 Equality Gala on Saturday, November 14 (6:30PM-9:00PM) at the beautiful Empire Room in downtown Greensboro?
This year Equality NC Foundation will be honoring Sen. Julia Boseman for her courageous leadership in getting the School Violence Prevention Act passed. Special recognition will also be given to Winston-Salem's young Kate Mabe for drawing statewide media attention to how it feels to be bullied and to the strength of character our young people need to move forward in a tough world.
There will also be a special presentation by Lennie Gerber. She and her partner Pearl Berlin are currently gracing billboards in Greensboro, the latest campaign by Triad Equality Alliance to show through pictures that we're just like everyone else. Click here to see the beautiful photo of Lennie and Pearl.
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