#TheResistance [RP [livejournal.com profile] kshandra] This would be a great script to us

Jan. 2nd, 2017 08:40 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kshandra at #TheResistance
Senator-Elect Kamala Harris asked her consituency for our priorities in the coming years. If you're a resident of California, you can fill out the survey here: http://www.kamalaharris.org/landing/e151209/

A friend shared his responses, and they were so well-thought-out I used them to frame my own.

As a member of a sexual minority, married to a disabled man, my first and most important priorities are as follows:

  1. Single-payer health care in this state, if not nationwide.
  2. Protections for the LGBTQ community in health care, housing, jobs, parental rights, and education.
  3. Protections for Muslims, Jews, and other religious minorities in freedom of worship and speech, housing, jobs, and education.
  4. Protections for all persons of color, regardless of immigration status, in freedom of speech and assembly, health care, housing, jobs, and education.


I realize this is a lot to ask for, particularly of a first-term senator. But if these issues aren't addressed, many people I love and care about - my husband, my family, my friends and colleagues - will be in grave danger.

This entry was originally posted at http://kshandra.dreamwidth.org/1364762.html. Feel free to comment in either location.

Date: 2017-01-06 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songblaze.livejournal.com
Ugh, this is a fundraising scheme. It won't let me send my message without $.

Wow, talk about leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I voted for Harris because I greatly respect the senator she is replacing, Boxer, and Boxer endorsed Harris.

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