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AmericaBlog Launches Donor Boycott of the DNC

John Aravosis and Joe Sudbay at AmericaBlog have launched a donor boycott of the Democratic National Committee over gay rights promises not fulfilled by the President and the party:

Dnc "We are asking voters to pledge to withhold contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign until the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is passed, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) is repealed, and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is repealed -– all of which President Obama repeatedly promised to do if elected."

The bloggers have published a comprehensive list of reasons and say the money should "pause" to the organization until promises are kept: "We are not calling for a boycott of donations to the DNC. We are simply calling for a pause until the party follows through on its campaign promise to repeal DADT and DOMA, and pass ENDA. The party will get the same donations it would have gotten, when the promises are kept. The Democrats could choose to make good on their promise today. And by doing so, they will only further motivate the Democratic base to again turn out for the next election, a decidedly good thing."

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  1. RE: Posted by: Joe Marrazzo | Nov 9, 2009 12:24:04 PM

    Joe, you captured what I wanted to say and better than I could say it.

    I read Americablog avidly and find it to be shrill at times, too. I quit posting a couple of years ago after being slapped down by him in the comments section for calling him on what I thought was a ham-handed attempt to whip his readers into a lather over a fairly inconsequential matter (choose your battles wisely).

    Still, like you, I'm glad for his knowledge and his passion, and I signed the petition. Even if I hadn't given money in the past (I did when Howard Dean chaired), I'd still have signed to add to the chorus.

    As for catching more flies with honey, all I can say is that, if that fly ain't caught after several gallons of honey, it's time to try something else....or as is said in Texas (not all memories are bad) flies to sh*t.

    Posted by: RecoveringTexan | Nov 10, 2009 2:31:07 AM

  2. Did anyone see way back in 2008 when Melissa Ethridge interviewed all the Democrat presidental canidates. Mr Obama told her he does not support gay marriage
    As for there being so many pressing issuses that the house and senate have no time to adress either DADT or DOMA. When did they find the time to spend with the NFL on head injuries. I do not think 10% of the USA plays for the NFL.

    Posted by: michael26062 | Nov 10, 2009 12:50:29 PM

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