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There a many more good lines in this speech which is well worth reading.
Governor O'Malley then went on to list some of his accomplishments in Maryland, including the death penalty repeal, marriage equality and expanding citizen access to voting by allowing for more early voting and same day registration during early voting.
In a time where Congressional Republicans' normal way of acting is to obstruct, and where other states like Wisconsin are limiting rather than expanding rights, I am glad to have seen my state of Maryland become more progressive than it was when Governor O'Malley was elected. Governor O'Malley's term ends in 2014. I only hope that our next Governor will continue along the path taken by Governor O'Malley. And I also hope that more states will follow Maryland and enact legislation which leads to progressive change in those states.
Originally posted to night cat on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:17 PM PDT.