Today, activists have decided to take peaceful, direct actions to bring attention to the failure to balance the scales of justice as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) remains on the books. This is a page that is long overdue to be ripped out.
Harold Scull and Clay Greene were a loving couple for 20 years. But as Harold neared the end of his life, our government treated them like perfect strangers, tearing their lives apart simply because they were gay.
Attorney General and former Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is squaring off against former eBay CEO and Republican Meg Whitman. Few outside the Steve Poizner campaign think he will survive the primary.
The consequences of this failure of responsibility – from Wall Street to Washington – are all around us: 8 million jobs lost, trillions in savings erased, countless dreams diminished or denied. I believe we have to do everything we can to ensure that no crisis like this ever happens again. That’s why I’m fighting so hard to pass a set of Wall Street reforms and consumer protections.
The contrast between a life well-lived in peaceful surroundings and the lives of many who had to fight was stark and meaningful. Both reflect the impact an individual can have and both mirror the impact of lives working together for a common goal.