Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 6 p.m.
Granada Homes Building
111 Villita Street
San Antonio, Texas
Sidewalk Protest to Demand the Resignation of Dan Ramos and for elected Democratic officials to Denounce his bigoted remarks.
Dan Ramos, the Chair of Bexar County Democrats, recently went on a racist and homophobic tirade in an interview with the San Antonio Current. To make matters worse, if that’s possible, he even took it further and disparaged people with disabilities. Here are a few of his comments:
“They [homosexuals] are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions.”
“I liken them [homosexuals] to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the f—ing Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a f— who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.
“I go back to an old very well-used slogan: blacks wanted to get their way because they were black. What it is, is we have a very, very sinister movement in which you don’t know, at the end of the day, you didn’t even know that your next door buddy, your bosom fishing buddy was gay. That, I guess, goes to my belief in the religious thing. Look: this is not natural. This is like a kid who was born with a polio leg, you can’t kill him and you can’t sweep him under the rug. … I’m glad that Texas has not yet come to where gays can adopt children … because the poor kids have already come from a troubled family and then to be ‘hey, how come my momma is my daddy type of deal.’ It’s not natural.”
On Thursday, March 17th, at the Granada Homes Ballroom, 111 Villita Street (corner of Villita and Jack White Way), the “Proud Democrats of San Antonio” will be hosting a fundraising dinner entitled, “A Gavel To Remember”, to honor Democratic incumbent judges who lost re-election to their benches last November.
Elected Democratic officials, including sitting and former Democratic judges, will be in attendance and State Senator Carlos Uresti (D-San Antonio) is the keynote speaker. Not one Democratic elected official has come out and denounced Dan Ramos for the comments he made to the SA Current.
LGBT activists and our allies, along with other minority groups, need to have a presence at this event to urge Democratic elected officials and others to speak out against the homophobic and racist statements made by Dan Ramos and to urge him to step down. There is plenty of sidewalk space outside the entrance to the building (the ballroom is on the 14th Floor), so we can stand, hold signs and ask attendees to speak out against bigotry and demand Ramos’ resignation.
Please be there with your signs at or before 6:00 pm so that we can catch attendees walking into the building.
Parking along the street on Jack White way (north of Nueva) or in lots nearby.