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Another Potential Challenger To NY's Anti-Equality State Senators

Queens activist Brandon Brock directs us to this Facebook page urging support for LGBT ally and civil rights attorney Jeremiah Frei-Pearson (at left in photo) who is considering challenging anti-equality incumbent NY Sen. George Onorato in the 2010 primary. Today Jim Luce writes in the Huffington Post about Frei-Pearson:
This fall I am adding my voice to the chorus that is rising from across New York State, especially in Queens, that we need this humanitarian to help solve the disaster known as Albany. As a college student, he interned for the late and great Senator Ted Kennedy and volunteered with several organizations that provide services to children. This is how I know Jeremiah, as founder of Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW). Jeremiah is particularly bright, savvy, and committed to humanity. Albany desperately needs him. Although Jeremiah went to Stanford Law School, in California, he came back to New York every summer. He returned after September 11 to assist in the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero. The Red Cross officially recognized him for his work. At Stanford, Jeremiah ran a center providing legal aid to poor people, co-founded the American Constitution Society and the Stanford Law School Democrats, and served on the Stanford Law & Policy Review.
If Frei-Pearson does toss his hat in the ring, that makes two LGBT-friendly opponents for the eight anti-equality Democrats in the NY Senate. Who will be next?

UPDATE: A new ActBlue donation page has been set up to the support the 2010 campaigns of the 24 Democratic NY Senators who did support marriage equality.

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