Sunday, October 07, 2007

Plug Nasties Hitting Pro-Equality Rep

After a quick apology for being overbooked and not posting much here, I suggest that with bloggers like Frederick Clarkson, you are in good hands. Over at Talk To Action, he has a great post on how national money is trying to unseat one of our lawmaker heroes who helped defeat the anti-marriage equality amendment in June.

You may remember that Rep. Angelo Puppolo (12th Hampden, including Springfield) was one of those who wrestled with his conscience, and fairness and equality won. Suddenly, a new anti-gay group, the National Organization for Marriage put up a nasty billboard in Springfield on the Interstate lumping Puppolo with Judas Iscariot and Benedict Arnold.

Read Frederick's analysis and the background on who's involved in this. We can expect more as national groups target the only state with full marriage equality. When you are filled with bigotry, losing doesn't mean you rethink your position.

What you can do now to help Puppolo and other compassionate and civil-rights minded lawmakers working for us is in the post.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rep. Puppolo was a hero for us on June 14, 2007. We owe him support. His statements since that time have shown that he is a true supporter of the Massachusetts Constitution and a principled person. Donations to his campaign are a critical move.