Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Books Are Burning

Books and firemen haven’t shared this much of the limelight since “Fahrenheit 451“.

With Nutter’s proposed “cost cutting decisions” like closing down 11 Philly libraries and consolidating city fire departments making headlines ever since I returned to the Cradle of Liberty, I’m at least glad to hear that there’s a stay of execution on the libraries – for now.

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Prop 8 rallies nationwide this Saturday 11/15

Many of you may or may not know about Prop 8, the California ballot proposition that passed in the recent election. Basically, Prop 8 amended that state’s constitution to strictly define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Same-sex marriages will not be valid or recognized by California. In fact, Pennsylvania is another state that also defines marriage as between one man and one woman, and will not recognize anything else.

This Saturday, across the country, protest rallies will be held to repeal Prop 8. The Philadelphia rally will be held at Dilworth Plaza at City Hall, starting at 1:30pm. Join the Impact is hosting the event, and you can share the info or RSVP for the rally through the Facebook group.

On a personal note, I am totally against marriage bans of any sort, and believe it would be a lot easier to completely change the way “marriage” is perceived instead of writing laws allowing or banning one thing or another. I think of marriage as a personal, religious, or spiritual title, that is altogether separate from civil unions. If two people—male, female, or otherwise—want to enter into a legal union, who are we to stop them? It would be unconstitutional.

But then, that’s the beauty of the peaceful protest! If you don’t like the way something is done (or not done) then work to change it!

Have you voted? Will you vote?

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I voted this morning around 11:30am, before I left for work. Since I moved back to South Philly recently, I had to show my ID for voting in my new district. Total time at my polling place: 4 minutes.

How are the lines near you? Did you wait hours to vote? Were you one of many lining up well before the 7am open times? Will you just sneak in before they close at 8pm?

Clinton x3 Tonight

For anyone interested, Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton will host a “Solutions for Pennsylvania” Rally tonight from 8-11 pm on Penn Campus. For more information and to RSVP visit: http://www.hillaryclinton.com/actioncenter/event/view/?id=13362

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