Friday, February 11, 2011

Should we emulate the NRA? Here's how not to do so.

This column argues that the LGBT movement should emulate the NRA, and I do not lightly argue with success. Nonetheless, the author suddenly shifts gears and makes the following argument:
Fourth, expand the agenda: Marriage equality, ending workplace discrimination and reducing violence in schools have been identified as priority issues. There are a myriad of other changes that can be made on a state and local level. Aging, foster care reform, homeless issues, public safety, mental health and other concerns and disparities need to be addressed as well and success on these issues will build toward greater equality. The movement should include these and begin to figure out ways to implement the laws that have been passed.
So this is how the NRA does things, is it? Also, if our movement is to succeed, two things that we need to do less, rather than more, are mission creep and calling for ever more government benefits.

1 comment:

Aardvark said...

"...if our movement is to succeed, two things that we need to do less, rather than more, are mission creep and calling for ever more government benefits."

Hear, hear!