Health Care for gay people in ABQ

I found the CFO ABQ Health Partners on the Support side of Prop 8 donations... $6000.00 dollars is alot of money these days....

I prepared a letter which I will hand deliver to my doctor as well as to the main office...

Contributor name Darwin Harrison
Occupation Chief Financial Officer
City Albuquerque
State or country NM
Position Support
Amount $6,000.00
Payment type
Transaction date 10/28/2008
Committee name - Yes On 8, A Project Of California Renewal

According to the Online Database of Donations to support and oppose Prop 8 in California, the Chief Financial Officer of ABQ Health Partners, Darwin Harrison, gave $6000.00 to try to prevent your patients from being married.
Considering the excellent medical care and attention I have received from ABQ Health Partners, I am surprised to find that your financial direction is lead by a person who uses his name and money to impact an election in another state in order to prevent New Mexicans from marrying the person they love.
Several studies have shown that stable relationships among gay and lesbian partners lead to improved health as well as studies that show that married people are physically healthier as well.
Please consider these political activities of Mr. Harrison and how his personal fears impact the care and health of your patients.


Laura XXXXX,
Patient of Dr. Jody Rhoades of ABQ Health Partners.

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Tags: boycott, gay, prop8

Comment by missy on November 18, 2008 at 9:04pm
sweet letter! i agree--it seems totally inappropriate for him to give under the guise of his employer, unless said donation was sanctioned by such. good job--i would send it to the practice manager and any shareholders (if that info is available) as well.
Comment by Barelas Babe on November 18, 2008 at 9:28pm
Missy, I'm a little bit confused. I thought that political contributions above a certain amount required that you provide information about your occupation and employer? (This is information I am always asked to provide when I donate to political campaigns). Is it different in California? Or with regard to propositions versus candidates?
Comment by Barelas Babe on November 18, 2008 at 9:39pm
So I looked it up - turns out California is one of 31 states that requires contributors to name their occupation and employer. So this is not an instance of the person donating under the guise of a employer, but simply someone who is donating to support a political cause/campaign.

I think we want to be careful about attributing a political position to an organization based on the position of one employee, especially when the contribution falls under state laws requiring disclosure of employment and occupation.

That said, I am a supporter of marriage equality!


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