Don’t ask, Don’t Give
John Aravosis (I know some of you don't like him, but that is not the point here) and Joe Sudbay of AmericaBlog are calling on the LGBT community to pause donations to the DNC, OFA and the Obama campaign until we see action on issues important to the community.
Joe and I are launching today a donor boycott of the DNC. The boycott is cosponsored by Daily Kos, Dan Savage, Michelangelo Signorile, Paul Sousa, and soon others.
It's really more of a “pause,” than a boycott. Boycotts sounds so final, and angry. Whereas this campaign is temporary, and is only meant to help some friends – President Obama and the Democratic party – who have lost their way. We are hopeful that via this campaign, our friends will keep their promises.
The entire column is long and includes many of the slights that have been committed so far. I think it speaks for itself.
It all came to a head last week when gay DNC treasurer Andrew Tobias personally responded to an entry on gay.americablog.com by John.