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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Proud of PISD

This photo was taken by an Austin American Statesman photographer at a PISD Board Meeting on October 18th, 2012.

This is the caption printed under the picture in the Statesman...
About 150 community members attended the Pflugerville school board meeting on Thursday. The meeting was the first since the district announced plans to offer domestic partner benefits to employees of the district. Ed Limbaugh gave the board a thumbs up for the decision and spoke in favor of the decision. The crowd was made up of people in favor and people opposed to the decision.

 At this contentious board meeting, Ed and I both spoke in favor of the decision to offer domestic partner insurance to PISD employees. We took the boys and signs. What a great social and humanity lesson for our Mason and Dane. A few years down the road, they will look back and wonder what all the fuss was about!

In the front row of this photo, you can see me and Nicki holding signs of support. Just over Ed's left shoulder you can see Mason who was also holding a homemade sign of support. Mason's sign read, "People are people first!" And if you look very closely on the bottom left corner of the photo, you can see the tip of Dane's shoe!

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