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May 10, 2008

The Primary Is Over, My Passion Is Not

For those that are working on a political campaign, the day after the election feels like a balloon that suddenly loses all it’s air. Win or lose, the day after is always a time to rest and take stock of what happened.

I volunteered with the Obama campaign’s Indiana LGBT Steering Committee. This was the first time I’ve ever felt so inspired by a candidate that I gave my time and effort fully to them.

In the midst of working for the Obama team, I really found a passion. In the past politics was something I watched on Sunday morning, much like football fans do. I was a watcher, but not active in it. With this campaign, that changed.

But with all the campaign work I’ve done, family events, starting a non-profit, blogging, and all the other things I’ve been doing, Transadvocate has suffered. I’ve been averaging about a post a week on Transadvocate, and that really isn’t fair to my readership or to my sponsors.

As of right now, I’m on hiatus from blogging on the main page. This hiatus will last till November. If anyone has a desire to continue blogging the main page, email me marti.abernathey@gmail.com. Most likely, I’m going to run the other Transadvocate bloggers through the front page. Getting Andre Carson, Ken Kern, and Barack Obama elected is my focus for now.

We need these equality minded people in office. And transgender people need to work hard to see that they do. I’m putting my money where my mouth is.

I’m doing it for me, for my friend Mel, and for her daughter. The next election will be historic in so many ways. We need to be present. We need to be visible. We need to be a part of history. I plan on doing my part and I hope you do too.

  • Way to go girl! I am proud of you getting out and doing the grassroots stuff. I don’t have the nerve, so I am especially glad to see you doing it,

    Keep up the great work. It has to be tough.

    Hugs,

    Vickie

  • Way to go girl! I am proud of you getting out and doing the grassroots stuff. I don’t have the nerve, so I am especially glad to see you doing it,

    Keep up the great work. It has to be tough.

    Hugs,

    Vickie

  • Congrats on a great effort! And getting to meet Barack! Even I never got to meet the candidates other than Dean a couple times (though I did get to shake hands with Kerry after).

    Now you know how it feels! 🙂 It does wipe you out. Then (at least here) you get election and running for delegate @ precinct, then senate district and later state! At least I know I can get elected to things even with a lot of competition … may be good experience for you as well.

    Hopefully this cycle we’ll get our candidates elected (but gird your feelings anyway, just in case). Lots of walking, some arguing, even getting shoved off of front porches, and all I got to show for it was two presidential losses, and two gubernatorial losses. Gotta be hopeful this year. Lot larger conventions, and a lot more contentiousness and work. Either way, this is certainly a memorable one this time! Soak it all in and take lots of pics! (I forgot to do that during mine)

  • Congrats on a great effort! And getting to meet Barack! Even I never got to meet the candidates other than Dean a couple times (though I did get to shake hands with Kerry after).

    Now you know how it feels! 🙂 It does wipe you out. Then (at least here) you get election and running for delegate @ precinct, then senate district and later state! At least I know I can get elected to things even with a lot of competition … may be good experience for you as well.

    Hopefully this cycle we’ll get our candidates elected (but gird your feelings anyway, just in case). Lots of walking, some arguing, even getting shoved off of front porches, and all I got to show for it was two presidential losses, and two gubernatorial losses. Gotta be hopeful this year. Lot larger conventions, and a lot more contentiousness and work. Either way, this is certainly a memorable one this time! Soak it all in and take lots of pics! (I forgot to do that during mine)