Thank you…

Thank you to the Democrats who left the state to stand up for our rights.  Thank you to all the people who have come out to support this cause.  Thank you to those who have spent countless hours organizing and working on getting people to the capitol and keeping it peaceful.  Thank you to anyone who has gone to the capitol to lend their voice to the protest. 

Thank you to those who are for the bill and willing to listen and debate the issues.  I’ve learned a lot about the issue and beliefs of people by listening to their point of view.  I’ve enjoyed the open debate and discussion.  That is what our politicians are supposed to be doing – listening to all.

On the other side of this gratitude is sadness at the behavior and representation of the Republicans who aren’t listening, have closed their doors to the public, who shut down the debate in the Assembly, who will not negotiate.  I hear them spewing on tv that the Democrats are not letting democracy work but they are the ones who are not listening to the people or even their own assemblymen.  How is that democratic?