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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

John Deeth Blog: Civil Rights Bill: Floor Vote Wednesday?

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

Janelle Rettig with an update on the civil rights bill: Things are looking good for a vote tomorrow (Weds 4/25). All of the contacts we've been making have really been helpful. I'm reminded of all the people that have worked for this day for over 20 years. Many of the people who have worked for this issue are no longer with us, but I bet they will be with us in spirit tomorrow. I hope you might find a moment to remember the civil rights activists that came before us and to those that have dedicated decades to this issue. The victory is not guaranteed and there are some amendments that are problematic, so if you have a story of discrimination to tell or some positive comments to make, please continue to keep making those calls and sending emails. You never know what story might make someone change their mind and vote for civil rights protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, AND transgendered people. Dig through your address book and contacts looking for anyone from these counties asking them to help: Polk, Winneshiek, Scott, Kossuth, Benton, Chickasaw, Union, Cerro Gordo, Pottawattamie, Black Hawk. Write these Democrats telling stories of discrimination, fears, hopes and dreams of a better state.

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