John Aravosis at AmericaBlog has launched a boycott. The funny thing is, I've already stopped giving to the DNC (and the DSCC & DCCC) -- permanently -- for several reasons, the least of which is I don't want ANY of my money going to support Blue Dogs in the House or Conservadems (and Joe Lieberman) in the Senate.
And, I especially don't want my money going to an organization that hasn't proven their intent on improving upon, rather than scaling back, Howard Dean's 50-State Strategy. So for me, this plegde was easy.
Don't Ask, Don't Give
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 (Founder of Equal Rep in Boston), Pam Spaulding, Robin Tyler (ED of the Equality Campaign, Inc.), Bil Browning for the Bilerico Project 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.
So please sign the Petition and take a Pledge to no longer donate to the DNC, Organizing for America, or the Obama campaign until the President and the Democratic party keep their promises to the gay community, our families, and our friends.
You can find our Frequently Asked Questions, below, that explain the entire campaign. You can use our "Tell a Friend" page to tell all of your friends, family members, and coworkers about this effort (and we won't keep any of the email addresses you enter, they'll all be deleted after the emails are sent).