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Introducing Act On Principles, a new tool for LGBTQ grassroots activism

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Movement Principles, Coalition Building, and Vote Counting.

When I was in Washington, D.C. last weekend for the National Equality March, we held an activist breakfast seminar and joint effort between our Activist group and the new "Act On Principles . org" before we marched on the White House and the Capitol. This valuable new effort works for State, and local grassroots activism as well.

Act On Principles is a new, free online tool set for achieving equality based upon the "Dallas Principles", a call to action to demand that government officials act now to legislate and achieve full civil rights without delay. I ask you to visit and explore the new free website, sign up, and bookmark it here:
I am told that the politicians are very, very afraid of this new grassroots activism tool, and we see great promise for it to help turn legislative vote counts in favor of passing bills aimed at achieving full LGBTQ civil rights, championing equality activism, and getting this legislation passed and signed into law. We have the right Congress in place, the right Senate, and the right President who has promised to sign this legislation if and when the Civil Rights bills
are sent to him. Our mission is to get those bills introduced, passed, and on his desk. The time is right. The time is NOW!

Please sign up here, bookmark this, and pass this message on:

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Act On Principles:

President Obama and Congress pledged to lead America in a new direction that included civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. We now sit at a great moment in our history that inspires the nation to return to its highest ideals and greatest promise. We face a historic opportunity to obtain our full civil rights; this is the moment for change. No delay. No excuses.

Nearly forty years ago, a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stood up to injustice at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. In doing so, they submitted themselves to bodily harm and criminal prosecution. Their demand was simple -- equal protection under the law.

Still today, full civil rights has eluded the same community that rioted forty years ago. Instead, untold sums of resources have been spent to divide our nation and turn our lives into a political football.

At several junctures in American history, the stars have aligned to deliver the promise of equal protection under the law to those previously denied. At this unique time in history, our nation must once again exercise the great tradition of making its people equal.

Justice has too long been delayed. A clear path toward full civil equality for the LGBT community is overdue and must come now.

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Using fear and misunderstanding to justify discrimination is no longer acceptable in this nation. Those content with the way things are will be judged harshly by history. Those who do not actively advance these ideals or offer excuses will be judged just as harshly. Those who attempt to divide our community or to delay and deny action on civil
equality, waiting for the right moment to arrive, will be held accountable.

We reject the idea that honoring the founding principles of our country is controversial. We believe in the inherent human dignity of all people. No longer will we submit our children, our family, our friends and ourselves as a political tool for any Party or ideology. A new day has arrived.


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