Gaga accomplished something that Barack Obama never did during the health care debate or the stimulus: she put pressure on Maine’s Senators by appearing in their backyard. In fact, just that event alone represents more lobbying than the President has done on this entire bill in the Senate. And she doesn’t have Air Force One; she drove up I-95 in her tour bus 11 hours from Raleigh, North Carolina to make it to Portland.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday September 21, 2010 6:55 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday September 20, 2010 7:00 am|
America’s newest community organizer, Lady Gaga, will hold a rally in Portland, Maine today, specifically targeting two Senators who may be the difference between breaking a filibuster on the defense authorization bill and letting it slip away, along with the legislative repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 17, 2010 9:30 am|
The best political organizers in America who aren’t getting Koch money happen to be Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Lady Gaga.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 14, 2010 8:00 pm|
On Sunday Lady Gaga went to the Video Music Awards with former members of the armed service who left/were discharged over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and who are part of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.
Today Lady Gaga tweeted her nearly 7 million followers and asked them to call Harry Reid and schedule a Senate vote on the repeal of DADT. Reid must have gotten the messages. He responded via Twitter.
|By: David Bennion Thursday August 5, 2010 4:30 pm|
Amelec is an undocumented LGBTQ activist in Arizona, where local and federal government work hand in hand to target immigrants in the most severe anti-immigrant climate in the country. Last week, Amelec, who has lived in the U.S. since age 2, met with Lady Gaga before her Phoenix concert and told her about how his brother was recently deported even though he would have been eligible for legal status under the DREAM Act now pending in Congress. This is an interview with Amelec.