Posted on 09/28/2005. Filed under: Uncategorized |

No Nonsense In November announces Coordinated Statewide Bar Outreach

“Come Out and Be Counted” will strengthen and expand Texas GLBT voting base

(Austin TX) – On Saturday, October 8, bars across the state have agreed to open their doors to No Nonsense in November, the campaign against Constitutional Amendment #2 that would embed discrimination against gays and lesbians into the Texas Constitution. The campaign is coordinating with bars in cities and towns from Lubbock to the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso to the Texas coast for a night of voter registration, voter education and fun.

October 8 is the last Saturday before National Coming Out Day, October 11, which is also the deadline to be eligible to vote this November, and so No Nonsense In November is encouraging folks to “Come Out and Be Counted.” It will be a night for GLBT Texans and their friends to go out for a night of fun and get prepared to have their voices heard and their votes counted on November 8.

“Voting is the most important tool GLBT Texans have to defeat Constitutional Amendment #2 and this attack on our families,” said former State Representative and Campaign Director Glen Maxey. “By informing our community about how this amendment directly affects us, we are driving home the point that this is not an election to sit out.”

To strengthen and expand the GLBT voting base, the campaign will have volunteers and staffers working in bars registering people to vote and collecting pledges to vote against the amendment.

“On November 8th, we have a real opportunity to not only to make a difference but to make history. It is all about the numbers, and if we can turn out the numbers we can stop this hateful and divisive amendment,” said Maxey.

Hundreds of volunteers will be participating and staffing tables at the bars. To sign up to volunteer, or to get more information about your bar participating in “Come Out and Be Counted,” email

For more information about No Nonsense In November, please visit Soon, bars participating in “Come Out and Be Counted” will be found on the site as well.


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Hey, it’s good to see you are active on the AASJ yahoo group and the campaign! I took me until now to make the connection, but I’m glad to see that bloggers are so involved with this. One of these days we should try to cross paths as I do try to keep up with your writings.

Sounds good. I am sure we will see each other either at a DFT meeting or Keep Austin Blue.

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