"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
John Aravosis and Joe Sudbay over at AmericaBlog have started a campaign to stop sending the DNC any money, nor any money to the President's re-election campaign.
What Pam Spaulding calls shutting off the gAyTM.
If you're like me, you have to be sick and tired of all the pandering for our votes and money, but when it comes down to the wire, zero support for our agenda.
John and Joe have a petition to sign pledging not to give any money to the national organizations until DOMA, DADT, are repealed and ENDA is passed.
Take the Pledge:
Don't Ask, Don't Give
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.
So please join me along with Daily Kos, FireDogLake, Dan Savage, Michelangelo Signorile, Andy Towle, Pam Spaulding, Paul Sousa, and many others in pledging no donations to the national party until our agenda gets a fair hearing and vote.
It's time to stop being taken for granted when it comes to money, and no support to ending our status as second class citizens for being LGBT.
Please sign the petition.