Tomorrow’s vote for President Barack Obama represents the single most important vote the lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and intersex community will ever make – my opinion. While we may still find ourselves with an obstructionist congress, that allows for very little, if any, pro-equality legislation in the USA, setting the tone, maintaining the dignity of current pro-equality executive orders, providing pro human rights support to our LGBTI international community, especially those impacted by criminalization of homosexuality in Africa and the Middle East, and nominating Judges who understand the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, can and will only occur with an Obama/Biden presidency.
This is an imperative election for LGBT Americans – the alternative is too cruel to contemplate.
Recommendations for GAY U.S.A.’s home base voters, Marin County California
President Barack Obama – Pro equality
Senator Dianne Feinstein – Pro-equality
Congress Jared Huffman – Pro-equality
California Assembly Michael Allen – Pro- Equality
30 YES (Temp taxes to fund education)
32 NO (allows Payroll deductions to political candidates)
33 NO (Auto insurance companies can base amount on whether you had prior auto insurance)
34 YES (Abolish death penalty)
35 NO (Human trafficking increases sentences but way too broad and badly drafted could impinge on basic freedoms if abused by authorities.)
36 YES (Modifies three strikes law to include third strike for violent crimes)
37 YES (Requires labeling for genetically modified foods)
38 NO (Early childhood education tax)
39 YES (Clean energy tax for multi state businesses)
40 UNSURE – may vote YES Measure 40 was put on the ballot by Republicans, but they have now decided not to campaign against it. So both parties now support it. It keeps the lines drawn by the Citizens Commission, which are actually pretty fair, intact. Official ballot guide is http://voterguide.sos.ca.gov/propositions/40/ (Redistricting)
MEASURE A YES (Marin County)
Victory Fund Features in other Jurisdictions the following Candidates
GAY U.S.A features Jeff Wilfahrt for Minnesota House . November 5th, 2012
Father of deceased gay servicemember runs on three E ticket
Pro-Equality Jeff Wilfahrt is running in District 57B, for Minnesota House of Representatives . Wilfahrt has lived in Rosemount for the past 28 years. He and his wife, Lori, met while in high school in New Ulm, Minnesota and have been married for 34 years. Wilfahrt and his wife Lori are one of the featured families in GAY U.S.A. the Movie due for release next year.
In the years following their marriage, Jeff and Lori raised three children who all graduated from Rosemount High School. Their daughter is attending graduate school at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Their younger son attends graduate school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
Jeff and Lori’s eldest son CPL Andrew Wilfahrt served his country in the United States Army 728th MP Battalion stationed at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, HI. On February 27th, 2011, Andrew gave his life in Kandahar, Afghanistan. A 120 mm mortar round IED exploded while his unit was on foot patrol. He was posthumously promoted to Corporal.
Andrew was known to be gay among his MP Company prior to his death. As such he is believed to be the first gay solder to die in combat since the signing of the end of DADT in December of 2010.
Jeff earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota at Morris. He spent 15 years working for 3M and has been largely self-employed since 1992 working as a contractor in software engineering. Lori is employed at 3M as a Marketing Communications Manager.
Jeff enters the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives with a deep commitment to preserving equality for all and rebuilding our state economy to ensure everyone has the same opportunity to lead a dignified and full life.
Running on a three “E” ticket — “Economy, Equality and Education” this is
A letter from Jeff to the people of Apple Valley, Coates & Rosemount
Jeff Wilfahrt and his late son Corp. Andrew Wilfahrt
I’ve always had a strong sense of fairness and equality and tried to help “right the wrongs” I saw in life. This sense was never stronger and clearer to me as when the Minnesota state government moved to allow an amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman to be placed on the November, 2012 ballot. Last spring, I testified before our state legislature against passing this amendment. As I testified, I realized this was going to be a tough battle and one I was committed to fighting. My eldest son, CPL Andrew Wilfahrt, was serving as an MP in the United States Army when he was killed by an IED near Kandahar, Afghanistan in February, 2011. The 552nd MP Company 3rd Platoon with whom he served named their combat outpost after him, COP WILFAHRT. Andrew was a great warrior and beloved by his fellow soldiers. He was also an openly gay soldier. I’ve entered this race for the Minnesota State House of Representatives not only to address the inequity and inhumanity of this amendment, but also to address the many inequities we seem to be building into our communities.
Veterans who are lucky enough to come home from Afghanistan or Iraq have an enormous adjustment ahead, the least of which is finding employment. They’re not alone. Our neighbors, friends and relatives have lost their jobs, their homes and their health insurance while being asked to continue to pay a higher percentage in taxes then those more fortunate.
Meanwhile, the majority party in the state legislature wants to use the Minnesota state constitution to infringe on the rights of those they disagree with by using amendments to write law, instead of doing the hard job of working with others to actually legislate and write state law based on a sense of compromise and equity. They’re using the amendment process, which only takes approval from a simple majority of lawmakers, to get on the ballot, as a tool for passing laws that have not had a fair debate before the public.
I believe in a Minnesota for EVERYONE. We can’t accomplish this without an equal educational opportunity for all our children. The kids in our district need to know we are committed to giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential in terms of receiving an education. We can’t continue to divert funds from our school districts in order to say we’ve balanced the state budget. This will surely catch up with us as we squander future valuable resources – our children.
Fighting for an economy that gives everyone a fair chance, righting the inequalities that have been built into our society over the years and ensuring a strong educational system are the reasons I’m running. I ask for your support to help “right the wrongs”. This is No Easy Task. But as the great inventor and entrepreneur Henry Ford once said, “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”
Candidate for the Minnesota
House of Representatives
Vote Barack Obama tomorrow and keep bully Romney out of the White House
By Melanie Nathan, November 05, 2012.
Amongst the very many reasons we shudder to think of Mitt Romney as President of the U.S.A. is the revelation of his unfettered temperament as displayed in this Video. A very angry Romney does not like to talk about his religion and is angry when asked questions. Does his faith rule him? Will his faith rule us? Is Mormonism a real religion or a cult? I don’t know – I dont care – but I am bothered at the behavior of the would be President of the USA. Here are two Videos to watch – the video where he displays his anger while speaking about religion. And a second Video with artists rendition of the gay kid Romney tormented.
Is this the man who America will vote into the White House – with his finger on that red button?
VIDEO # 1
VIDEO # 2
After watching the above Video , watch , a transformative political parody rendered under fair use. at http://onetermmore.com/video.html – If you keep watching you will note the artist rendition of Bully Romney and a crowd of co-bullies holding down a gay student and chopping off his hair. Mitt Romney is a bully and how he has handled people from CNN’s Candy Crowley to Mickelson to the kid in the Video is probably a ‘tip off the iceberg.’
- Parents Of Fallen Soldier: A ‘No’ Vote Honors All Vets (minnesota.cbslocal.com)
- Parents of dead gay soldier stand for marriage equality. (therainbowpost.com)
- Raiders Honor Cpl Andrew C Wilfahrt (waronterrornews.typepad.com)
- Rapper Jay-Z and Barack Obama Rally In Columbus, Ohio: “I Got ’99 Problems’ But Mitt Aint One” (allhiphop.com)