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26 October 2006 @ 03:52 pm
With the new ruling in the New Jersey Supreme court I can't help but be a little more optimistic towards the future of the GLBT community. I also know this fact as well. In order for thing like this to continue we need to be serious around this time of years. November elections are right around the corner. As GLBT people we need to find our allies in congress(or our allies who want to be in congress) and do our best to get them there alonmg with the other gov't officials who are up for election this year. People tell me all the time that their vote doesn't matter and things of that nature. That is untrue. Espcially in local gov't, your vote really matters. It is the most important right you have as a citizen of the USA. Even if you aren't a citizen of USA your personal rights to vote in your own country is important. Anyway, i didn't mean to rant on voting. My pointis...and i do have one...is to learn whonthe canidatees are, learn where they stand on the issues you find imporatnt, make sure you are registered to vote, and lastly...do it. Vote dammit lol. In the last presidential election we had a record of youth voting. Lets see if we can get a record of homo votes in the next comming years. We need to stand up and say "We are peopele too dammit, and we deserve the same rights as anyone else."
Current Location: Henderson, Nevada
Current Mood: awake
thejedielfthejedielf on October 26th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
Well you have one more voter to support gay rights. My little cousin got her first absentee ballot form in the mail. Despite my extended family being conservative, she followed in my footsteps, and believes in you'all having the same rights as us.
Andrewthegr8arp on October 26th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
woot woot lol
Adamonevos on October 27th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
even neglecting a vote (if one doesn't have the right to vote), a voice counts for quite a bit. There are campaigns out there that want nothing other than your "voice." Making a ruckus does a lot in the democratic process, it's why we have media and so many ways to communicate to make that voice heard.
Andrewthegr8arp on October 27th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
you're very right. This is why i am also a big advocate of petitions and protests. They are also ways to get your opinions heard and state a lot of the same things. Thanks for pointing that out.
Adamonevos on October 31st, 2006 05:10 am (UTC)
you made a good point about actually DOING it, actually voting. The voter registration efforts for folks our age were profound, however getting us to the polls is a totally different thing. We're lazy, especially our generation, and it's speculated that a lot of places (like Iowa) would have turned out differently had voters turned out in the same proportion that voters were registered.