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Prism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-19-09 02:26 PM
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47. There are many ways
Withholding donations and writing polite but strong letters to the organizations telling them precisely why you're withholding them. In a similar vein, you could stop by your local representative's office and drop off a similar letter, letting those there know in polite, but firm terms why you're taking the action you are.

Writing to media.

Non-violent civil disobedience (I do like Dan Savage's idea of a couple a day protesting in front of the White House for one year).

At the moment, it seems drying up politicians' donor base and letting them know exactly why is having some effect.
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  -Why the tension between LGBTers and the President's ardent supporters Prism  Jun-18-09 01:16 PM   #0 
  - thoughtful post.  dionysus   Jun-18-09 01:18 PM   #1 
  - EXCELLENT OP -- k&r  LostinVA   Jun-18-09 01:18 PM   #2 
  - Very well said, says this straight woman  incapsulated   Jun-18-09 01:18 PM   #3 
  - The title is a false dichotomy.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jun-18-09 01:19 PM   #4 
  - No, it isn't. n/t  incapsulated   Jun-18-09 01:20 PM   #5 
  - I wasn't sure what term to use  Prism   Jun-18-09 01:28 PM   #8 
  - I would like to think they are not mutually exclusive. n/t  AtomicKitten   Jun-18-09 04:26 PM   #37 
  - I still believe that Obama wants to be pushed and challenged by the left  Lex   Jun-18-09 01:21 PM   #6 
  - And if the left puts no pressure on him, then all the pressure will be coming from the right.  QC   Jun-18-09 01:26 PM   #7 
  - Exactly.  Lex   Jun-18-09 01:32 PM   #11 
     - We're pushing with the flow not against it. The OP brought that out nicely. n/t  bluedawg12   Jun-18-09 09:08 PM   #40 
  - Obama simply being "pushed and challenged" by the left  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-18-09 01:34 PM   #12 
     - Well, he doesn't read here.  Starry Messenger   Jun-18-09 01:36 PM   #14 
     - I have more confidence in his strength and poise than to think  Lex   Jun-18-09 01:36 PM   #15 
     - Well, I too doubt they would hurt his feelings  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-18-09 01:46 PM   #20 
        - Hopefully he will pay attention to the reaction to the statements  Starry Messenger   Jun-18-09 01:51 PM   #24 
     - Maybe, but most here aren't in leadership positions  Prism   Jun-18-09 01:48 PM   #21 
        - I don't blame anybody for feeling frustrated and weary  Proud Liberal Dem   Jun-18-09 01:52 PM   #26 
           - President Obama is simply what we have in common at the moment  Prism   Jun-18-09 02:04 PM   #29 
  - I hope that LGBT activists keep the pressure on, but do so constructively.  Cant trust em   Jun-18-09 01:28 PM   #9 
  - Like any push for equality, it will take ALL forms of pressure.  Lex   Jun-18-09 01:35 PM   #13 
  - I think there's a difference between loud and snarky attention grabbing  Cant trust em   Jun-18-09 01:38 PM   #16 
     - Post's on DU are hardly some official statement from King  incapsulated   Jun-18-09 01:39 PM   #17 
     - I'm thinking more about op-eds, not just DU.  Cant trust em   Jun-18-09 01:49 PM   #22 
     - Everyone plays a part.  Lex   Jun-18-09 01:40 PM   #18 
     - There's a difference between what gets posted here  Starry Messenger   Jun-18-09 01:42 PM   #19 
        - Right. Those press releases were perfect.  Cant trust em   Jun-18-09 01:50 PM   #23 
  - Dupe n/t  Prism   Jun-18-09 02:03 PM   #28 
  - Excellent OP. Outstanding. k&r  Starry Messenger   Jun-18-09 01:32 PM   #10 
  - The closer we edge to equality...  Orsino   Jun-18-09 01:52 PM   #25 
  - recommend -- and wow parts of this thread are sure an interesting read. nt  xchrom   Jun-18-09 01:54 PM   #27 
  - This is some nice prose.  LooseWilly   Jun-18-09 02:07 PM   #30 
  - .  Starry Messenger   Jun-19-09 06:59 AM   #46 
  - K&R  PVnRT   Jun-18-09 02:17 PM   #31 
  - Are you suggesting the "President's ardent supporters" are not for LGBT rights?  zulchzulu   Jun-18-09 03:02 PM   #32 
  - Not at all  Prism   Jun-18-09 03:15 PM   #33 
  - As an ardent supporter of President Obama  Cha   Jun-18-09 03:23 PM   #34 
  - i'm between a rock and a hard place here  elana i am   Jun-18-09 04:05 PM   #35 
  - We mostly agree  Prism   Jun-18-09 04:24 PM   #36 
  - K&R, eloquently & effectively argued. n/t  tpsbmam   Jun-18-09 06:09 PM   #38 
  - Thank you for the thoughtful post. K&R. n/t  bluedawg12   Jun-18-09 09:06 PM   #39 
  - My position remains the same. I'm all for gay rights, but I'm a  liquid diamond   Jun-18-09 09:43 PM   #41 
  - You wait  mitchtv   Jun-18-09 10:38 PM   #42 
     - I'm young and I don't want to wait either  Chovexani   Jun-18-09 10:49 PM   #43 
        - Good for you, you have more reason  mitchtv   Jun-18-09 11:02 PM   #44 
  - So, how do we push?  ohheckyeah   Jun-18-09 11:47 PM   #45 
     - There are many ways  Prism   Jun-19-09 02:26 PM   #47 
        - Thanks for the reply.  ohheckyeah   Jun-19-09 03:46 PM   #48 

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