ac·count·abil·i·ty: an obligation or willingness to follow through on one's commitments; to accept responsibility and account for one's actions
For years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and our allies have supported the Democratic Party and its candidates. Our money and our sweat built the infrastructure that turned out voters – including upwards of 80% of LGBT voters – for Democratic victories in 2006 and 2008. For years, Democrats have promised substantive action on policies and legislation important to pro-equlaity Americans.
With full control in Washington, now is the time to hold Democrats accountable in meaningful ways.
Stonewall Democrats and our chapters are doing everything we can to support pro-equality Democratic elected officials who stand for change we believe in, but we need also to stand up to those Democrats who cannot find the courage to speak out in support of basic fairness for LGBT Americans and our shared progressive values.
Ways you can join us in the work to hold Democrats accountable:
1. Support Stonewall Democrats efforts to shine a light on the actions of pro-equality Democrats - and those who need a little more encouragement - by making a contribution of $35 to expand our accountability efforts.
2. Sign our petition to urge President Obama and Democratic members of Congress to take action this year in support of an inclusive ENDA, the Uniting American Families Act, full repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, full repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, and public option health care reform legislation that is sensitive to the needs of LGBT families and those living HIV/AIDS.
3. Download one of the Stonewall Democrats accountability avatars and make it your profile picture on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or any other social networking websites.
(Right click either image and select "save image" to download.)
4. Contribute to the re-election campaign of Congressman Patrick Murphy through Stonewall Democrats ActBlue partnership page in appreciation of the Congressman's bold leadership on the congressional repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".