Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Good Luck, Ness!

In case you TransGriot peeps are wondering, we do have a trans candidate running for office on this Elecrion Day, and once again she's in my Lone Star backyard.

My homegirl Vanessa Edwards Foster is a Green Party candidate running for the US Congress and the District 9 seat currently occupied by Rep. Al Green (D-TX)

While she has some long odds in terms of being in that 113th Congress freshman congressmember photo they will take in January, the old saying is you gotta be in it to win it. 

Ness has been working on campaigns for other local politicians such as our current mayor Annise Parker, been active in precinct level politics since the late 90's in addition to lobbying multiple times on Capitol Hill as the former ED of NTAC.   We'd be lucky to have her in Washington DC representing us.

As I said during the NBJC trans town hall meeting I participated in back in September, the next level of the trans community is having increasing numbers of trans people running for and winning public office so we can be writing the laws instead of begging legislators to be included in them.

Good luck, Ness.

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