Please re-blog it far and wide. Don’t just click “like”: REBLOG IT. People need to see the names and neighborhoods.
These are the Democratic state senators who voted against marriage equality today. If you live in their district, don’t vote for them again; and if your district has a Democratic primary, you need to find out which candidate supports marriage equality and fund them, advocate for them, and vote for them. If your district does NOT typically have Democratic primary challengers, then start rattling the cages of your local government and advocacy organizations and get the ball rolling on the hunt to find one. Write your State Senator and tell them you will not rest until you’ve voted them out of office for this.
If your State Senator voted Yes for marriage equality today, write them a thank-you letter. They’re on the right side of history, they stuck their necks out, and they deserve praise. And if they didn’t: again, it’s time to let them know you’re coming for them.
Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. Represents Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Maspeth, Middle Village, and parts of Ridgewood.
“When I was 18 years old, I spent a couple of months backpacking in South-East Asia, in Thailand and Malaysia, and it definitely changed me. There was actually a moment when I was on a ferry, quite seasick, traveling to an island off the coast of Thailand, with a tape of Exile in Guyville in my walkman. I was looking out on the water, listening to Liz Phair, and I thought: ‘huh, maybe this is something I could do’.”— Jenny Lewis to About.com (via jennylewis)
Between travelling to see Tori Amos shows, San Diego Comic-Con, interviewing for a new position at work and working in between all of that, I have been taking a bit of a break, which I’m realizing was much needed.