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A Few Thoughts From a Drained Accidental Activist

After passing through the horrible fire of battling Amendment One here in North Carolina, I felt drained, not just because of the results, but the battle on this front and many others shows just how far we have to go in addressing society's myriad problems with racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, misogyny, etc. It makes me sad and weary. If only we could harness all of the energy put into hate- and fear-based thoughts and actions and turn it into positive action for everyone's benefit.
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Open thread for night owls

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (last year)

Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Police in Wilkesboro are looking for the man who they say accidentally fired a gun in a [GNC] store during a discussion on the Second Amendment. [...] Police say the man pulled out his gun to show an empl... Read Post

Activists Want DNC Convention to Move Out of North Carolina After Amendment One Passage

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

Yesterday North Carolina passed Amendment One, a constitutional amendment initiative that not only puts the existing ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, but will also ban civil unions and domestic partnerships. The D... Read Post

Polling Shows North Carolina Faces Uphill Battle To Defeat Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (3 years ago)

Public Policy Polling has released the results of its first poll of North Carolina voters since Republican state lawmakers approved a referendum for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and the numbers are not good. ... Read Post

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