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Homotextual: Rick Rosendall

Filed By Ed Team | October 14, 2007 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: ENDA, gay rights, LGBT, lgbt rights

"The problem facing us is a pragmatic one. As then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson told NAACP lobbyist Clarence Mitchell during one of the civil rights battles of the 1950s, "Clarence, you can get anything you want if you have the votes. How many votes have you got?" A few weeks of intensive lobbying are great, but cannot establish the deep roots that only a sustained long-term effort can do. In the meantime, there is nothing progressive about decrying the prospect of an historic breakthrough that the House's passage of even an imperfect ENDA would represent."
--Richard J. Rosendall in Bay Windows


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