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Breaking: California Democratic Party Offers to Help Defeat Antigay Amendment One in North Carolina

Breaking: California Democratic Party Offers to Help Defeat Antigay Amendment One in North Carolina

by Karen Ocamb on March 19, 2012

California Democratic Party Chair John Burton at the 2010 state Democratic Convention (Photo by Karen Ocamb)

I’m not sure I recall another time when a state political party has offered to reach out to another state – let alone across the country – to help defeat an antigay measure such as the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage and eliminate domestic partnerships in North Carolina. I presume the Coalition to Protect All Families will welcome this just released news from the Chair of the California Democratic Party and call the North Carolina Democratic Party to see how they can team up for a Get Out The Vote and defeat Amendment One in the May 8 election, which will also see the GOP Primary and statewide contests.

Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on President Obama’s Opposition to Discriminatory Same-Sex Marriage Ban in North Carolina:

California Democrats proudly support President Obama for taking a stand against a divisive ballot amendment that seeks to codify discrimination against same-sex couples into North Carolina’s constitution.

As Democrats across the nation make plans to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, it’s imperative that we send a clear and united message against all such efforts that seek to divide Americans and enshrine discrimination. California Democrats stand ready to help and we will soon be in touch with ways that Democrats here can start getting the word out to voters in North Carolina about the need to defeat Amendment One. (Emphasis mine) 

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