Monday, November 3, 2008

The Most Powerful Instrument: Your Vote.

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men."

- Lyndon B. Johnson

Tomorrow, November 4, is a critically important day for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, our families and friends. All across America, voters will be making decisions that will impact our lives for generations to come. From local elections for school boards to an historic presidential election, voters will be deciding the future direction of our communities and our country.

The stakes could not be higher.

In several states, voters will weigh in on divisive, anti-family ballot measures. These mean-spirited attempts to block and roll-back rights for our loved ones must not succeed . . . and we have the power to stop them.

Remember, in Florida, to Vote No on Amendment 2.
In Arizona, Vote No on Amendment 102.
In California, Vote No on Proposition 8.
In Arkansas, Vote No on Act 1.

And if you do not live in any of those states, but have friends or family who do, please ask them to vote with us on these important ballot initiatives.

Then, no matter where you live, please go to the polls tomorrow and make your voice heard. With your help – and your vote for pro-equality candidates – we can move equality forward in your hometown and on Capitol Hill.

President Johnson’s words still ring true today. There is no greater weapon to effect change . . . and no more powerful instrument for breaking down injustice . . . than our vote.

On Tuesday, our families, our friends and our loved ones will be counting on us to stand with them and against the forces of prejudice that seek to divide and discriminate against us.

Tomorrow is election day. Join PFLAG in tearing down the terrible walls that try to separate us . . . PLEASE VOTE.

- Jody Huckaby

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