Zerbie, I want to congratulate you on a job most excellently done. You put a lot of blood sweat and tears into that campaign and it has paid off. I do feel optimistic and feel this is a sort of beginning for all of us. I want to give you my heartfelt thanks and gratitude - the work and emotion you have put into this is not only affecting those in Arizona, but all of us around the country. Thanks for everything you have done and are doing. You make me proud to call you friend.
I'm not a huge fan of politicians - of any party. I'm a registered non-partisan; however, as a lesbian woman, feel justice, equality and freedom are better met by a democratic majority than republican. I'm not a fan of the most recent republican regime, either in Washington DC or CA. Having been personally attacked by the California governor (as a state worker, Arnold has made repeated attemps to not only take away benefits that I have worked very hard for in my long-time state career, but also F-up my pension, steal pension funds and generally make a mess out of state employment - thank goodness for CSEA as weak as it is, and that FINALLY this year state employees banded together and voted with a vast majority willing to strike if he continued his attack!!). I work hard for CA citizens who pay my salary, I give well more than 100% at the workplace, my job literally helps to save Californians more money than they could even imagine in fraud fighting efforts. To have my benefits and pension threatened by someone who should have respect and pride in the work I do for 'his' state is unthinkable.
Maybe the props were not passed, but it appears the fine citizens of our state don't mind putting us in HUGE debt by passing billions and billions of dollars in propositions that are poorly written at best, and most likely will not begin to serve their intended purpose - they rarely ever do.
All that said, I still love my state and feel the LGBT community could have it much worse here than it actually is. Meanwhile, persistence and patience will lead to much progress. And I hadn't heard until now, but SO GLAD that SD abortion crap did not fly. YEAH!
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King