January 22nd, 2008

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The OR Constitution Party endorses Ron Paul

This is actually the first time I've heard anything from this party, but it's good to know they're out there and starting to make some noise. I was heartened to learn that Dr Paul got 2nd place in Nevada. That was his best finish in a primary yet. Also, yesterday the Ron Paul campaign pulled in $1,100,000 in donations from over 14,000 people, including more than 3,500 first-time donors. The grass roots are still spreading.
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SAMHSA for LGBT population

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:16:03 -0500
Subject: SIGN ON BY TOMORROW! SAMHSA Reauthorization Sign On Letter
Action Alert from the National Coalition for LGBT Health

I was asking just last night if more lesbians (etc) come from dysfunctional families, based on watching some of the movie Boys Don't Cry. More on this movie another night. For now, here's the text of an email with some interesting factoids. It argues that LGBT folks are underserved medically and overtaxed mentally and emotionally, and that we need to guarantee that this population is supported in upcoming legislation, specifically in the reauthorization of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). If you know of any organizations who might want to sign on to support getting equal access to healthcare for this marginalized population, tomorrow is the deadline to sign onto the letter below.
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