Petition Closed

Voting one’s conscience is not always the politically expedient thing to do. Often it is done with great risk – personally and professionally. Each of you who courageously voted for Marriage Equality in Washington State did so because you believe that it is the fair thing to do. Each of you voted your conscience despite pressure from many of your colleagues and your constituents.
I am proud of each and every one of you. The civil rights of the minority should never be put to the vote of the majority – you resisted the temptation to take the easy way out and put it on the ballot this November. Many of you gave poignant speeches in support of treating all of the citizens of Washington equally that were moving and brought some who watched the debates on the floor to tears.
Your actions in the Senate and the House will reverberate throughout our nation and past her borders. Your vote was a vote for fairness and justice. It was a vote against discrimination. It makes me proud to be an American. Thank you for standing on the Right Side of History.

Letter to
Washington State House
Rep. Reuven Carlyle
Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos
and 38 others
Rep. Drew Hansen
Mr. Speaker Rep. Frank Chopp
Senator Nick Harper
Senator Brian Hatfield
Senator Mary Margaret Haugen
Senator Andy Hill
Rep. Andy Billig
Rep. Luis Moscoso
Senator Jim Hargrove
Senator Maralyn Chase
Senator Rodney Tom
Rep. Glenn Anderson
Rep. Dave Upthegrove
Rep. Marko Liias
Rep. Maureen Walsh
Rep. Marcie Maxwell
Senator Steve Hobbs
Senator Jim Kastama
Senator Karen Keiser
Senator Rosemary McAuliffe
Senator Sharon Nelson
Senator Cheryl Pflug
Senator Margarita Prentice
Senator Craig Pridemore
Senator Kevin Ranker
Senator Debbie Regala
Senator Christine Rolfes
Senator Steve Litzow
Senator David Frockt
Senator Derek Kilmer
Senator Adam Kline
Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Senator Ed Murray
Senator Lisa Brown
Senator Steve Conway
Senator Tracey Eide
Senator Joe Fain
Representative Jamie Pedersen
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Washington State Senators and Representatives.

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Thank You for voting for Marriage Equality

Voting one’s conscience is not always the politically expedient thing to do. Often it is done with great risk – personally and professionally. Each of you who courageously voted for Marriage Equality in Washington State did so because you believe that it is the fair thing to do. Each of you voted your conscience despite pressure from many of your colleagues and your constituents.
I am proud of each and every one of you. The civil rights of the minority should never be put to the vote of the majority – you resisted the temptation to take the easy way out and put it on the ballot this November. Many of you gave poignant speeches in support of treating all of the citizens of Washington equally that moved some of us who watched the debates on the floor to tears.
Your actions in the Senate and the House will reverberate throughout our nation and past her borders. Your vote was a vote for fairness and justice. It was a vote against discrimination. It makes me proud to be an American. Thank you for standing on the Right Side of History.


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Sincerely,