is doing door-to-door canvassing in the state. They placed a field office in Sacramento with two full time employees and volunteer interns. You would be surprised at how few actually show up. Last night we met to write letters to elected officials and reps about the Uganda issue - maybe over an hour and a half about 12 people showed up. This is consistently how it happens. After the huge Nov 22, 2008 rally here in Sac, the numbers are dropping off.
I believe for two reasons: first, a majority of GLBT and supposed allies will not give up personal plans to help out, and second, there are so many efforts and organizations, we tend to spread ourselves thin. There is only so much a person working full time with a house and family can do. The latter tends to get me often. So much to do, so little time. It would be nice if more people pitched in, but if we go back in history, it seems that most of the time civil rights are fought for a large population by a small number of activists.
What do you think Rick? You've been involved for a long time, does this ring true or maybe I have it wrong? It gets frustrating for me, but I try not to judge and just duck my head down and keep on truckin' where I can.
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King