Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WELL DONE, SISTER SUFFRAGETTE!



Today is a big day. Bigger than big, actually. Today is HUGE. Today we will elect a new leader. Today is the day we take our country back. After 21 months of campaigning, it all comes down to this. I spoke to my mother last night, and we were talking about the concept of a "private ballot" election, which this one (technically) is. A lot of people in the conservative Massachusetts town I hail from don't talk about who they vote for. I guess I wouldn't either, were I to vote the same way a lot of those people do, though...



That I being said, I have to respectfully disagree. This is an exciting time in our nation. After 2 terms under a [blank]ing [blank] [blank]head - feel free to fill in the blanks however you'd like - it's time to change the shape of things to come. And you know what? I'm PROUD of my voting decisions. In fact, it's with overwhelming pride that I'll share with anyone who will listen that I voted for Barack Obama. He is powerful, empathetic, intelligent and a real stand-up human being. This man will change everything.



While electing Obama is obviously priority one, there's another big issue that I've been rallying for. Proposition 8 is a ballot measure that - if passed - would eliminate the right for same-sex couples to marry in CA. This is 100% unacceptable. I'm not generally a very political person, but when someone starts infringing on my (or anyone's) rights, I come out fightin' like a wildcat. A couple weeks ago I organized and hosted a "Vote No on Prop 8" phone bank in my home, and it was a great experience...when it was over. During, it was especially nerve-racking and horrifying. Most people were very nice, though. And you know what? I'm confident that in just making those phone calls and speaking to people, the 8 of us involved helped make a difference. The ads say it all: Unfair. Wrong. Equality For All!



And since I've already given my endorsement for Obama and No on Prop 8, I figure I'll go all the way and share my endorsement for Election Night Viewing Venue. Even though all the West Hollywood bars are offering a place to join the community and watch the results, I've decided to go to The Abbey with my crew. There's going to be a drink special for every blue state won...not to mention that The Perry Twins will be spinning! Anyhoo, I'll hopefully be doing a mobile post or two during the course of the evening.

In the meantime, make sure you VOTE! The polls here in California are open til 8PM. No matter what anyone tries to tell you - EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you voted for me too.

Love,

Lloyd Levine