Author Archives: Jack

Remembrance and Action

I continue to be moved and thankful for the well-purposed outrage and generosity that so many people showed last week in donating to Duanna Johnson’s funeral fund. With the help of everyone who organized the fundraising efforts and spread the … Continue reading

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Can the LGBT community spare some outrage for Duanna Johnson?

UPDATE: The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition has set up a fund for Duanna Johnson’s funeral expenses that you can donate to via PayPal. This seems to be the most legitimate and secure way of donating. Any funds collected above the … Continue reading

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So, how was it for you? (Share your voting stories!)

Let’s share our voting stories! Post the good, the bad, and the ugly here so that we can document, discuss, commiserate and cojubilate (if that’s not a word, it should be.) Also, remember to check out Twitter Vote Report to … Continue reading

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And yes, even now, third party candidates matter.

I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been a bit swept up into the Obamania as of late. And you know what? Why the hell not? Conservatives like to mock and sneer at the enthusiasm that people have for … Continue reading

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T minus 1 and counting

I’ve been engaging in some fairly uncharacteristic behavior lately. This morning I headed over to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and spent a couple of hours phone banking for Obama, letting people in Florida know where their polling places are … Continue reading

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Voter suppression has already begun

This morning’s headlines on Democracy Now! included reports of people having problems at the polls during the early voting process that has already begun in many states. Two weeks out from Election Day and we’re already hearing this – what … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Supreme Court rejects Troy Davis’ appeal; urgent action needed to save Troy’s life

NOTE: I originally posted this on AngryBrownButch yesterday, but am reposting it here to supplement Cara’s post from last week because people need to know about this and people need to act, now. After granting Troy Anthony Davis a stay … Continue reading

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Bailout FAIL. Working Americans PWNED.

It seems as though Congress and the Bush administration are nearing approval of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package. It was clear from the get go that low- and middle-income people were not going to be the winners here, … Continue reading

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Healthy Transitions for Adolescent Girls: working session at the CGI

Yesterday I watched the live video feed of a Global Health working session at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. (The press can’t attend the actual working sessions, so we had to sit and watch from the press room.) A … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Clinton Global Initiative: Bill Clinton & Bill Gates on Philanthropy

Check out the live blogging with Professor Kim, Cheryl aka Jill Tubman of Jack and Jill Politics, Deanna Zandt, and Josh Levy of Change.org after the jump!

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First day at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

This morning I woke up far earlier than usual (6AM!) to get up to the 8am press meeting at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. It’s been a really interesting, crazy time so far, starting from when I first arrived. … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the Clinton Global Initiative Opening Plenary

Here with Deanna live blogging the Opening Plenary through CoverItNow. On the schedule: Bill Clinton, Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, Bono (yes, of U2), Al Gore, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, E. Neville Isdell (chairman of Coca-Cola). Check it out … Continue reading

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