August 23, 2010
by Adam Bink
I announced on Friday that this would be my last week, and today is actually my last day as the managing editor here at Prop 8 Trial Tracker. I have to depart to focus on various projects at DailyKos and OpenLeft. Of course, I’ll be keeping an eye on this space and commenting from time to time, and may cross-post occasionally, but won’t be writing on the front page regularly.
Going forward, you’ll be able to find all my regular writing on my OpenLeft page (should you care to read or bookmark, a link to my posts is here), and eventually, at DailyKos as well.
One quick thought before I go. In today’s wonderful Prop 8 Q&A discussion with NCLR’s Shannon Minter and Chris Stoll, Richard A. Walter (soon be Walter-Jernigan) kindly wrote to me:
And truly hope you stop by, as time permits, to let us know how you’re doing. You’re part of the P8TT family, and it’s too late to back out of that part now.
Being part of the P8TT family has actually really meant something. I say that because many of the audiences for which I’ve written have been interested in general progressive politics, and while I covered the LGBT equality beat to often a great deal of support from the community, which heavily supported efforts to protect marriage equality in Maine and repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, I haven’t written for such an enthusiastic LGBT and straight ally audience before. From the “‘subscribin’!” comments that fill up the first half-dozen comment slots on each post to the reams of links that pour in to the (Hi, Louis!) and other great jokes to the intense discussion on our movement’s strategy, it really gives one a renewed sense of fighting spirit.
While writing for NOMTourTracker.com and Prop8TrialTracker.com has been hard work, I will have to recommend to my fellow bloggers that if anyone wants to take a vacation from their regular blog without ceasing their writing, they should come here- they’ll leave with a smile on their face!
The other thing I would say is that I think we are making a real difference for equality. We exposed- and are continuing to expose- the true face of NOM to the national spotlight. We are creating the climate and momentum to help win a pro-equality decision at the 9th Circuit, other courts and (possibly) the Supreme Court. We are slowly changing the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. I believe when we look back in history, it will feel very special to be a part of this movement.
So keep writing, donating, taking action, as we continue our long march. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” I believe, at long last, we are finally seeing that arc come around.
UPDATE BY EDEN: Hey everyone — please use this thread to give Adam your best wishes and let him know how you feel about what a great job he did managing this fantastic community over the last month. And stay tuned tomorrow as I pick up the reins again as the primary site manager (on an interim basis, as we rejigger our Prop 8 Trial Tracker strategy and schedule going forward). Thanks!