Six days ago, Scott Brown vowed to finally do something that reflects our values in Massachusetts by agreeing to support the repeal of Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell. Today he reversed his position and put Republican politics and tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans ahead of respect and equality for all of the brave men and women who serve our country by voting against bringing the issue to a vote.
Earlier this week, Scott Brown and the rest of the Senate Republicans held crucial unemployment benefits and tax cuts for 98% of working Americans hostage for an unnecessary, expensive tax cut for the rich. Yet today Scott Brown and fellow Senate Republicans voted against moving forward the 9/11 health bill claiming we don’t have the money.
I don’t know about you, but I could go for a drink with some friends, commiserating, and talking about what we can do to hold Brown accountable and what kind of changes we can make around Greater Boston and on Beacon Hill.
Come to the Greater Boston Young Democrats Holiday Social next Wednesday to talk about the ways we help the Democrats end the year right and remind Senator Brown to put his constituents’ values ahead of his Republican partisanship. Get the details on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129240547136840
The GBYD Holiday Social will start at 6:30 PM at Blarney Stone Bar (near the Fields Corner MBTA station on the Red Line) next Wednesday (12/15). Free appetizers will be served so please RSVP so we know how much to order!
There are many serious challenges before us at the moment, but there are also many opportunities for making a difference. Next week’s social is a great opportunity to connect with other people working on or interested in making that happen, talk about ways to do so, and decompress from the frustration that the obstructionist Republicans have created.
I hope I see you there.
PS: Be sure to keep up with GBYD events by joining our Facebook group!
Kevin B. Gilnack
Communications Director, Young Democrats of Massachusetts
Treasurer, Greater Boston Young Democrats