Saturday, May 24, 2014

HERO Updates, Notes and News-May 24

Photo: We need a #HERO phone bank. #HOUequalityWe kick off today's HERO update with last night's phone bank at Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters.

Three council districts were targeted, and I'm still waiting for the final stats as to how many supporters were called and contacted as the folks participating urged them to contact their councilmembers and support the HERO.

One of the questions I'm getting from people is where do our Houston based US reps Gene Green,  Sheila Jackson-Lee and Al Green stand when it comes to supporting the HERO?

As of this writing, none of them have released statements indicating their support for the HERO.

Going to be a busy day for many of us as the Dr MLK Jr statue is unveiled.  Since it is right up the street from me at MacGregor Park I'm planning to check the event that starts at 11 AM before heading off to get ready for the Trans Town Hall taking place at Grace Lutheran Church from 3-5 PM.  

Invited panelists are Tye West, Katy Stewart, Cristan Williams and some blogger y'all know.  Address of the church is 2515 Waugh Dr in Montrose, and hope to see you there.  .

We're creeping closer to the big May 28 day in which the HERO will be voted on, and the faith based haters are getting more desperate as it gets closer.   They are now threatening to collect petitions to force recall elections on Mayor Parker and any council member who vote for the much needed human rights law. 

Whether they can actually do so is questionable, but it speaks to their level of desperation and it's typical conservafool crap.  If you can't beat 'em, bamboozle, bully and browbeat them.  

What they fail to realize is by their nekulturny actions they are our best arguments for passage of the HERO.
Swastika Cakes?    Seriously Steve Riggle? 

button-hero.jpg Ed Young, the pastor of the Second Baptist megachurch who threw stones at the trans community in his Sunday hate sermon, better be focused on what's going on in his own church instead of eagerly bearing false witness against the trans community.

I'll close with a quote from Harvey Milk, whose birthday was May 22 and is apropos to this HERO human rights struggle.    

“It takes no compromise to give people their takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”  

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