Gay Life Volume 33, Number 17
“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
We sent dozens of emails. We sent letters. Follow-up emails and phone calls. We checked the list for updates, made a few more calls, a third and final email. And then we compiled the results.
Our goal was to get a response from every city-wide and district candidate running in the primary election on September 13 to see how they stood on the issues of most concern to Baltimore City’s LGBT community. Despite our efforts, some candidates did not respond. Philanthropist and British MP Charles Buxton once said: “Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.” But we should not make such assumptions. Perhaps some candidates did not have time in the 12 days we collected our results; perhaps some missed our correspondences completely; others may have chosen not to respond, afraid their participation would not help their campaign. Regardless, if you want to know where your candidates stand on issues important to you—and you don’t see their answers in our candidate survey spread on pages 10 & 11—give them a call. Find their info at Elections.State.MD.US, and, if you live in Baltimore City, don’t forget to visit the polls on September 13!
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