Leading from the Left

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Anti-Gay Attack Machine Gearing up

This infuriated me, and I think it's going to infuriate you too.
The radical right is gearing up to launch vicious attacks on openly gay NC Court of Appeals Court Judge John Arrowood. When Governor Easley appointed him to the Court of Appeals last year, Judge Arrowood became the first openly gay person to serve in a statewide elected position in the South. This is a historic step forward for the LGBT community specifically and represents social change that all progressives in NC should be proud of.

But it looks like we're going to have to, once again, battle the forces of hate. The homophobic right is going to do everything in their power to defeat Judge Arrowood. I've known John a long time; he has an outstanding legal mind and is a very good judge. North Carolina needs people on the Court of Appeals of John's quality and stature.

Judge Arrowood needs our financial support NOW in order to organize an effective campaign to retain his seat. I've already contributed to John's campaign and hope you all will too. Let's work together to defeat the homophobic attacks of the radical right; we need to keep John Arrowood on the Court of Appeals.

Here's the 411 on how to contribute....

Please make your checks payable to "The Committee to Keep Judge Arrowood" and mail them to P.O. Box 1628, Raleigh, NC 27602. Because of rules related to judicial financing, checks must come from registered voters within North Carolina; be in sums no great than $500 per voter.;, and be collected ASAP, but no later than May 1st. You should also include your occupation and employer information for reporting purposed. Your generous support NOW is most important for John to run an effective campaign.