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Down By The River
Posted by Southpawkicker in The DU Lounge
Fri Jun 22nd 2007, 05:09 PM


I'm actually finished with my 3rd and final (term limited to 3) term of being a board member of my professional organization's state chapter. It has been a way for me to be politically active towards liberal causes, and serve my profession and the people that we serve.

I am a little sad to leave, but glad to unburden myself of this really!

Frankly, it has been a rather thankless undertaking, but rewarding at times as well.

We fought against banning gay marriage, we, and the state I think as a whole, lost that battle.

We are currently fighting to keep gay foster parents and adoption legal in the state. We are fighting against the most idiotic and cruel forces who think that children can't be loved unless they are in a two parent, heterosexual, married household.

There have been fights to try to change our licensure, won by us without changes that were attempted.

We actively campaigned for democrats in state races, endorsed democrats (even when one of our members ran as a Republican we didn't endorse him) We did phone banks for Kerry, and back in 2000 for Gore. I will miss all of this but I know that there are plenty of ways to stay politically active and it is time for someone else to take my job.

So I'm glad to be home from my last board meeting, glad to be finished with my terms of duty, and sad to leave my friends I've met there. Although I know that they are not far away and just a phone call or an email away. In fact one of them is moving to the city I live in!

So ask me anything or just say or whatever
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