Marti Abernathey

The Primary Is Over, My Passion Is Not

Filed By Marti Abernathey | May 07, 2008 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: primary, TransAdvocate, voting

For those that IMG_2159.pngare working on a political campaign, the day after the election feels like a balloon that suddenly loses all it's air. Win or lose, the day after is always a time to rest and take stock of what happened.

I volunteered with the Obama campaign's Indiana LGBT Steering Committee. This was the first time I've ever felt so inspired by a candidate that I gave my time and effort fully to them.

In the midst of working for the Obama team, I really found a passion. In the past politics was something I watched on Sunday morning, much like football fans do. I was a watcher, but not active in it. With this campaign, that changed.

But with all the campaign work I've done, family events, starting a non-profit, blogging, and all the other things I've been doing, Transadvocate has suffered. I've been averaging about a post a week on Transadvocate, and that really isn't fair to my readership or to my sponsors.

As of right now, I'm on hiatus from blogging on the main page of Transadvocate. This hiatus will last till November. I'll still continue to blog here at Bilerico on a regular basis. If anyone has a desire to continue blogging the main page or Transadvocate, please email me. Most likely, I'm going to run the other Transadvocate bloggers through the front page. Getting Andre Carson, Ken Kern, and Barack Obama elected is my focus for now.

We need these equality minded people in office and transgender people need to work hard to see that they are. I'm putting my money where my mouth is. I'm doing it for me, for my friend Mel, her daughter, and the rest of the community as well. The next election will be historic in so many ways. We need to be present. We need to be visible. We need to be a part of history. I plan on doing my part and I hope you do too.

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Way to get in the trenches, Marti! Good job!

Marti, I've heard about your passions before. And yes, Waymon . . . they involve trenches!

Seriously, though . . . way to pound the pavement, girlfriend.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | May 8, 2008 6:37 AM

Axis of Evil

(That's Rush, McCain and Bush)

Meet an irresistible force!

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | May 8, 2008 7:42 AM

Rock on Marti!

It is crucial that we join together to put Barack in the White House and increase the number of PROGRESSIVE Democrats in the House and Senate.

As someone that's been working with Marti on the Obama campaign, let me tell you - she's been a powerhouse.

tobyhannabill | May 8, 2008 11:12 AM

I've been sucked in and working for Obama here in Pennsylvania since the beginning of the year. My passion was rewarded when I had the opportunity to meet and see him here in Wilkes Barre.
I attended a Indiana & NC Returns Watching Party and we all left a little angry at Indiana around 10:00 p.m. our time.
But as I sat home watching around 11:30, when Lake Counties numbers came in, I'm sure my neighbors thought I found my own G-Spot.
Thanks for keeping the community involved.