Thursday, September 23, 2004

Well, I threatened to post a picture of myself in Cleveland, and here it is. Gwen and I went to a park at the shore of Lake Erie, and rented a "Deuce Coupe" for two. We had lots of fun pedaling around the grounds, but it was hard work and we had to stop to rest every once in a while.

Yeah, I know I'm a wimp.

Sarah G

Friday, September 17, 2004

My letter to Ben Chandler

The Hon. Ben Chandler
1117 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-1706

Dear Sir:

You may remember me from the Greater Lexington Women’s Club rally in August. I spoke to you about your vote in favor of H.R. 3313, and we held up the hot dog line together. I learned later that I had called you ‘dude’ several times; I apologize if you were offended. I didn’t mean it as lack of respect; you just seemed like a person I could actually talk to, unlike many of the politicos I have met in the past few months.

At that rally, you told me that 90% of your contacts received had been in favor of stripping gays and lesbians of legal recourse when it came to marriage. I said that those people weren’t going to vote for you anyway. Your reply: “If 90% of the voters don’t vote for me, I won’t have a job.”

Good reasoning, but the people who wrote you don’t represent 90% of actual voters. They are merely part of a certain religious subset, and they generally don’t vote for Democrats, even when they get their way.

Kentucky gays and lesbians are highly mobilized to vote against Bush in November, but many have refused to volunteer for or donate to the state Democratic party because of its en masse betrayal in April with the anti-gay amendment. A large number of gays and lesbians have already decided to sit out the U.S. Senate vote because of Mongiardo’s sponsorship of the amendment. If you have been watching the polls, you know that he isn’t doing very well against Bunning.

You have a better chance of beating Tom Buford, but your own contest is too close to sacrifice a similar number of votes. Fayette County may have one state rep like Stan Lee, but it has a longer track record of electing gay-supportive candidates like Kathy Stein, Ruth Ann Palumbo, and openly gay Ernesto Scorsone. There are plenty of open-minded voters out there desperately seeking someone who isn’t Republican-Lite.

Give voters a true alternative, Mr. Chandler. Vote against further attempts to strip the courts of their constitutionally-granted powers, and vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Many thanks,

Sarah Glenn

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Yes, we lived

My partner and I have safely returned from our vacation... three days of which were spent in Cleveland waiting for Frances to pass, but we had some fun anyway. Maybe I will have pictures to upload later.

Back to business...

Change for Kentucky could really use your help in their support of progessive candidates this fall. We need warm bodies for canvassing, phone banking, literature distribution, etc. We also need money to feed those warm bodies and to cover our costs. If you have time or money (even $10 would be great!) to offer, go to:

and check out your options.

Sarah G

Friday, September 03, 2004

Where I'm Going...

Clever people that we are, my partner and I scheduled the Labor Day weekend for a trip to see my parents.

In Florida. Leaving tomorrow.

The same day Frances is predicted to come ashore.

I wonder if they have internet access in Oz?

Sarah G