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Michelangelo Signorile: Evolution Matters: How President Obama Transformed the Democratic National Convention and His Party

Michelangelo Signorile: Evolution Matters: How President Obama Transformed the Democratic National Convention and His Party.

 

It was grassroots and netroots activists who pushed the president hard to move on LGBT rights, from DADT repeal to marriage equality.

Those activists loudly and boldly pressured an often overly cautious president not only to move faster to foster equality; in the end, they actually helped him to use his accomplishments on gay civil rights to help galvanize his base in his reelection campaign, aiding in energizing his party and showing independents that he stands by his convictions in ways that his opponent does not. Evolutions matters. Not just for civil rights, but in elections as well.

As change agents what lesson can we take away from this? -Rachel

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