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Tennessee Equality Project Foundation

 

Tennessee Equality ProjectThe Tennessee Equality Project Foundation presents the following Lobbying 101 event to prepare you to advocate for equality. We need you at these events: Lobbying 101 in Clarksville & Advancing Equality Day on the Hill!

Lobbying 101 in Clarksville

Thursday, February 1, 7-9 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville
3053 U.S. 41-A

Advancing Equality Day on the Hill

Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m., the Tennessee Equality Project presents the 3rd annual Advancing Equality Day On The Hill, a day in Nashville meeting with your legislators to express your views on proposed legislation affecting the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community.

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Election Results

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineI have posted the election results. To view the results for Clarksville/Montgomery County Tennessee click the election 2006 results button at the top of the page, or click here.

I was going to write an article on the Democrats taking both the House and Senate, but due to my illness yesterday, Christine beat me to the punch. Read her article it’s quite good!

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Polling places for tommorow’s election

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineThis information is provided to inform voters of the location of their polling place. However, a voter must be registered in that district to be eligible to vote at that polling place. Therefore, if you have moved or are unsure where you are registered, you should call the Montgomery County Election Commission Office for more information at 648-5707. «Read the rest of this article»

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Get out and vote on November 7th

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineIt’s really great that 20,972 people early voted in Montgomery County Tennessee, but a total of 74,843 people are registered to vote here. That leaves 53,871 people who have yet to vote! I want to strongly encourage each and every one of you to do so, on November 7th. Your party and who you will vote for doesn’t matter, your participation in the democratic process does. No excuses. Your vote does make a difference, so get out and VOTE!

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Go Light Your World – November 7th

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgThis is a video I created over the last month or so to show support for the Vote No On 1 Tennessee campaign.  Enjoy.  Feel free to add this to your myspaces, blogs, etc…

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Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: Jason & Steven

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgSteven & Jason
Nashville, TN
1 year together

We met for the first time 9 years ago, and up until a year ago, we dated off and on. Last year, we decided to get serious. Not being able to get married worries us because we aren’t getting the same legal rights as everyone else. We can’t have the same insurance, and if something were to happen to either of us, a life insurance policy wouldn’t be able to help the other. We won’t be able to see each other in the hospital if something serious happens, and without a ton of legal documents and fees, we won’t be able to make decisions for the other if we need to.

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Visit the Vote no on 1 Tennessee website for more information.

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You can’t straddle fence when it comes to politics

 

A Microvote Infinity voting machineDuring the presidential election of 2000 and because of the bad voting record on minority issues of Joe Lieberman, running mate of then U.S. presidential candidate Al Gore, I decided to cast my vote for an independent candidate for president, Ralph Nader. From then on I considered myself a proud independent, sort of in the middle. You know what I mean?

It was not until I attended a race relations summit, and I heard Tennessee Rep. and black caucus member Johnny Shaw speak these words that my political lifestyle would be forever changed. He stated:

When it comes to politics you are either on one side or the other, people who straddle the fence are just afraid to make a stand on anything.

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Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: David & John

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgThe story of John and David, togeather 22 years. Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans.

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Visit the Vote no on 1 Tennessee website for more information.

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TN Amendment 1: Protecting the “Sanctity of Marriage?”

 

noon1thumbnail.jpgMany supporters of TN Amendment 1 will tell you that it upholds the “traditional marriage.” In fact, it allows for a non-traditional marriage in one set of circumstances. Up until 1967, couples of different races were not allowed to marry in sixteen different states (that’s 32% of the country). So at that time, that would have been considered a non-traditional marriage.

Continuing with this logic, if we don’t want homosexuals to upset traditional marriage, shouldn’t we also prevent couples of different races from marrying too? That’s not very traditional, when you consider that from 1776 until then, it wasn’t legal for those couples to marry. Personally, I would consider 191 years more of a tradition than 39 years. So, why is there not an initiative to protect the “sanctity of marriage” from the harms that interracial marriage can do to it? The answer is that to not allow those couples to marry is simply discrimination. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Why marriage matters, personal stories from real Tennesseans: Nancy & Joan

 

Vote no on 1 TNNancy & Joan from Madison, TN. Together for 18 years. Vote no on 1 Tennessee!

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