The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is weighing in on state marriage-protection amendment fights around the country. The nation's oldest political party has reportedly developed a five-point plan to fight ballot initiatives. The plan's existence was leaked by The Washington Blade, a pro-homosexual newspaper, that quoted a DNC spokesman last Friday saying there is a "five-point-plan."
Specifically, the Blade reported that Democrats would:
- - Label marriage amendments as "divisive ploys by Republicans" undertaken "to deflect voter attention from other important issues."
- - Train party operatives in all 50 states on how to campaign against marriage-protection ballot measures.
- - Develop strategy and talking points.
- - Work with campaign organizations fighting ballot measures.
- - Empower and organize homosexual communities nationwide, through the auspices of DNC's gay-outreach efforts.
In addition, the publication reported the DNC also contributed money - to the tune of $10,000 - to opponents of a proposed initiative in Illinois. DNC spokesman Damien LaVera told CitizenLink the Democratic Party would not comment directly on whether it contributed that money. "I'm not going to confirm or deny or discuss our strategy on that," LaVera said...
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