It's Been a Year

I'm pleased to report that today marks the one year anniversary of the No on the Amendment blog. Somehow, we managed to write about the civil unions and marriage ban several times a day for an entire year. Just goes to show how the issue is about a lot of things and a lot of people.

One year ago today, Josh, Lindsey, and I became authors here as we embarked on the "Great Trip North" during which we spent several days on the road meeting with our supporters, editorial boards, and faith leaders, as well as leading speakers trainings up and down the route to Superior.

I was relatively new on the job and remember feeling emotional about the great task ahead. (Some things don't change.) But back then, this November's vote seemed an intangible beast. Now, it seems entirely doable.

Start the music, here's a little retrospective:

The Great Trip North (Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
The Judiciary Committee hears our testimony but votes for the ban
The Senate passes the ban
Mike Tate joins the campaign

Bloggers weigh in on the Senate vote
The Assembly passes the ban
We launch Fair Wisconsin and take our show on the road
Josh talks to his dad about the ban (Part 1, 2, and 3)
Conservative bloggers weigh in
I go on my first door canvass
We launch the Story Collection Project
And raise a lot of money
The Academy of Pediatrics says these amendments hurt children
Four former governors oppose the ban
Our message hits the TV airwaves
Labor unions come out in full force
Richard Taylor passes away
Our growing staff gathers to meet each other
Josh makes a confession (and lives)
You walk the talk
For students it's back to the ban - in a big way
We're buzzing and still growing


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