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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:56 AM

11. We can win economic justice

Without putting social issues on a back burner.

The old protestant white male voters are a dying demographic, and we can win without them. Working for more voter enfranchisement and inclusive social policies will grow our strength more and give us the leverage we need to promote economic justice and put an end to the republican party forever.

I feel throwing away either topic to focus exclusively on one or the other will only weaken as opposed to making us stronger. Letting the repugs take away the vote will only weaken our position. Standing up for social issues will help us grow a strong coalition that not only can let economic justice prevail, but allow us to win the culture war.

My fear of focusing on only economic issues means we will find ourselves back in the situation of the early part of the 20th century full of bigots who will do everything in their power to stop or stall all social change. I also strongly disagree with social issues being less important than economic. They are both important. The homosexual who is denied the right to be with their partner and the woman who is forced to go to a back street surgeon to get an abortion is just as important as the family that who lives paycheck to paycheck.

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