Posted by Laura Calvo on September 29th, 2008
Trans Bloggers and the trans community can see a whole lot of folks who believe in the hope of a better future for ALL Americans. We can see whole lot of folks who believe in the change we need to have in the way ALL Americans are treated equally and with respect, regardless of who they are.
We can see a whole lot of people coming together to bring the hope and change to put America back on track as a world leader and who believe we can do it!
When you look out your front porch, you can see all the different and wonderfully diverse people who share in the belief that hope and change are just around the corner.
To be honest, I was not on my front porch when I was a small part of the 84,000+ people who came together from every walk of life to celebrate the Democratic Party nomination of Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States of America. Actually it was more like I was sitting my living room with all of my family around me. Plus knowing there were tens of millions of people around the country who shared what I was experiencing and believe in was reason to give rise to the hope of a real future.
Among the throngs of people all across America were transgender people who feel as deeply as the rest of the country believing in the message of hope and change. Transgender people have a life stake in the outcome of this election. Transgender Americans, like everyone else in America recognize the crucial juncture we are faced with in this election.
With the partnership of National Stonewall Democrats, Transgender Americans and their allies have launched a fundraising drive to help elect Barack Obama. People all across America are encouraged to go to the secure contribuiton page to help elect Obama. Contributions made on the secure Act Blue page go directly to the Obama campaign. But just as important your contribution helps to bring attention to the voice of trans Americans in fighting for the equal and basic rights for all Americans.
For those not familiar with Act Blue, it is an extremely innovative grass roots oreinted way for anyone to help support candidates over a braod spectrum. Act Blue pages, like Transgender Community and Allies Support Obama, have raised nearly 3/4 of a million dollars from over 10,000 supporters. The Transgender and Allies Support Obama page is in the top 10 fund raising sites on Act Blue and rising.
If you are blessed enough to give the full maximum amout of $2300 to support Obama as President of the United States, please don’t hesitate. At the same time don’t be mistaken that your contribution of even $5 won’t make a difference. Your contribution, no matter how small, does and is making a profund difference. The Obama campaign has repaeatedly proven that fact over and over again.
If you support Obama and you support trans people’s fight to have an equal and basic right to hold a job, not be victimized by violent crime, have equal access to housing and healthcare, like every other American value we hold dear, give a little to show your support.
That is why so many Trans Americans and their allies have thrown their support to elect Barack Obama as the next President of the United States.
Please leave a comment when you contribute or voice your support for all the Trans Americans you can see from your front porch.