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Shannon Speaks on Immigration Discrimination at the National Equality March (Video)

During the lead-up to the National Equality March on October 10, 2009, I met Shannon of Saratoga, Florida. She was standing in protest in Mt. Vernon Square outside Barack Obama’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign, particularly advocating for immigration reform.

A transcript of our conversation:

Shannon: I’m Shannon from Sarasota, Florida, here trying [...]

Sponsor my NO on 1 Walk on Route 1 for Maine Marriage Equality

Because I believe in equal protection under law, because I don’t like it when some people tell other people how to live their lives, and because I wouldn’t want government to try and ban MY marriage, I’ll be voting NO on Ballot Question 1 this November in Maine. Voting NO on 1 will keep same-sex [...]

41 Do Nothing Members of the U.S. Congress (4-6-2009)

Nothing? Nothing, tra la la? For the upset campaign aides and PR officials out there, let me fully acknowledge that the members of Congress listed below have surely done something. They have undoubtedly purchased office supplies. They may have hired staffers to help out with Aunt Lucinda’s passport application. I’m sure they’ve showed up to [...]

101 Do Nothing Members of the United States Congress (3-2-2009)

As of today, 101 members of the 111th Congress of the United States have the dubious dishonor of not having introduced a single bill for consideration.

Let me be clear about what I mean by this. When I last reported on inactivity in the Congress two weeks ago, someone (a staffer?) gave me a hard [...]

150 Do-Nothing Members of the United States Congress

As of today, 150 members of the 111th Congress of the United States have the dubious dishonor of not having introduced a single substantive bill for consideration. The following members of the House of Representatives have not introduced a single House bill or joint resolution:

Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, Republican of Alabama District 4. District [...]