kudos to Rep. Patrick Murphy - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 07-09-2009, 01:58 AM - Thread Starter
CorasMama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Standing on my head
Posts: 2,425
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kudos to Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), who today picked up the job of heading up HR-1283, the bill to repeal the (good grief, "mistake" doesn't even begin to cover it, does it) that is Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

We have lost 13,000 loyal servicemembers to this travesty, loyal and brave Americans who could and should have otherwise been serving their country.

When Bill Clinton was elected, my roomate and I did the One Sock Dance of Joy(tm), largely for two reasons: healthcare, and the rights of gays in the military. He, and the congress of the day, let us down big time. I was pissed when Don't Ask, Don't Tell happened. I mean P.I.S.S.E.D.

The previous chief sponsor had to step down from the role because she's gone to work for the State Dept. So Patrick Murphy, a "blue-dog" democrat, who won by a very small margin in 2008 in PA, (a tough area for Dems), has taken over charge of rallying the forces and getting support for the bill. I suggest anyone who wants to donate to a tight congressional race in a year, this man may need it, and sure as hell deserves it!

There are currently over 150 cosponsors (218 will cinch the deal). Is your Rep on the list? If not, why not? And what are you going to do about it?

scifi-convention runners Kate, DH Drew 11/07, DD Cora 12/97. We , ,
Welcome to baby Fiona with a giant omphalocele, 6/17/10!
CorasMama is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off