Mar 20, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
HRC is on lockdown, for fear of protesters
GwgTrunks saidActually... why haven't we thought of this before?
Time for Joe to stop wasting contribution on his fancy parties and put our money to use.
metta8 saidI disagree. The HRC does good work, much of which is not in the public spotlight. The President listens to the HRC. However, I do think that the way the HRC has handled this is wrong as well.
I have been a member of the HRC for over 10 years...still am. However, I will say that the lockdown was a huge blunder and unnecessary. If GLBT supporters would come to do a sit in, I would hope that the HRC would offer to discuss the issues rather than trying to keep them out.
HRC's job is to help us with the political process. Many of the things they are doing are not in the media....and that's ok...we still need them. They are not our enemy. We should all work together to fight our enemy and stop bickering among ourselves. That is one thing that we should be able to learn from the Republican Party on what it takes to get things done.
Have you spoke to an administrator/manager at the HRC regarding your concerns? The HRC has events all year long, some are very expensive, some are not, I have also seen some that are free. I have no problem with them targeting SOME of the events to encourge donations form people that can afford to make larger donations as long as they they are working to help all of the GLBT community. Lobbying takes a lot of money and what politician or other political organization does not also do that?