April 14th Gertrude Stein Club Meeting

Our monthly meeting is 7PM TONIGHT Monday, April 14th at 2000 14th Street NW 2nd Floor. During this meeting we will discuss preparations for this year's pride celebration as well as Stein Club involvement in the General Election.

Stein Membership Meeting
Date: Monday, April 14th 7:00pm
Location: Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center
2000 14th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009

2014 Official Stein Club Endorsements

Congratulations to all candidates officially endorsed by the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. For more information on each of the candidates, please click on their names and visit Stein's Endorsed Candidate page.

Eleanor Holmes Norton (Congress)

Phil Mendelson (Chairman)

Mary Cheh (Ward 3)

Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5)

Franklin Garcia (Shadow Rep)


Endorsed candidate updates:

Shadow rep

Let's unite for our city and call on the US Congress to admit the state of New Columbia into the union as the 51st state and put an end to taxation without representation. Please vote for Franklin Garcia to advocate for your right to be fully represented in the US Congress. Franklin Garcia for US Representative on April 1st, 2014. http://franklinfordc.com. Thank you for your support.

Updates from Non-Endorsed Candidates

**These are current updates from city council and mayoral candidates who are not officially endorsed by the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. We encourage all members to engage with all candidates to inform their vote in the April 1st primary.

Mayoral

Mayor Vince Gray scored a perfect 10.

The Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance, founded in 1971, rates
candidates based on issues that are important to the LGBT community.
Candidates are scrutinized based on their record, as well as responses
to a detailed questionnaire. No other mayoral candidate scored a perfect 10.

In a press statement the GLAA said, "Mr. Gray's accessibility,
responsiveness, and follow-through have made him highly effective on
LGBT issues."

Please support Mayor Gray by joining our campaign at http://vincegray2014.com/

Also, EARLY VOTING is underway. If you or someone you know needs a
ride to the polls, contact us:
http://vincegray2014.com/site/early-voting-begins-monday-march-17/

At-Large

"Come out and phone bank for Nate Bennett Fleming for DC Council At Large at his headquarters on U Street. Don't forget your phone charger and bring your laptop/tablet if you can. If not, no worries, you can record your call statistics on paper. This event will be held every Tuesday andThursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 until Election Day (Tuesday, April 1st)!

We'll order pizza and socialize on U Street after we're done making calls! See you soon!

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for the next two weeks until Election Day on April 1st

Where: Nate Bennett-Fleming's Campaign Headquarters on U Street, 920 U St. NW

Ward 1
On Saturday, Brianne Nadeau received the endorsement of the Washington Post, which wrote "Ms. Nadeau is the better choice, with thoughtful ideas and a collaborative approach." Brianne's team is working hard in the final days of the campaign and welcomes volunteers at her headquarters at 2304 14th Street, NW.

Ward 5
Monday, March 17
Fundraiser at Green Hat Gin
Suggested Contribution: $100
1832 Fenwick St. NE
7 - 8:30 PM

Thursday, March 20
Meet and Greet/Fundraiser at Carmen's Studio
Suggested contribution: $25
Monroe Street Market
716 Monroe Street NE Studio #14
7-8:30 PM

Saturday, March 22
Vote Early and Enjoy Refreshments
San Antonio Bar & Grill
3908 12th Street NE
12:30 - 2:30 PM

Supporters can also make a contribution online at www.kenyanmcduffie2014.com/donate. If you are interested in volunteering with the campaign, please contact me at (202) 702-7786 or jon@kenyanmcduffie2014.com

Media Advisory: Stein Hosts Mayoral Candidate Endorsement Forum


DC's Leading Voice of LGBT Democrats Host Mayoral Candidate Endorsement Forum


Washington, DC - On Thursday, March 6, 2014, Democratic mayoral candidates will seek endorsement at the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club candidate forum. The Stein Club is one of the largest and most active constituency groups within the state Democratic. With the primary less than a month away, this is an opportunity for candidates to speak directly to the community and articulate how they will represent the district as mayor. Following a successful council candidate forum last week, a large turnout is expected. Stein members will have an opportunity to speak in support of a candidate before voting closes.

What: Mayoral Candidate Endorsement Forum
When: Thursday March 6th, 2014, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Where: Metropolitan Community Church - 474 Ridge Street, NW
Confirmed candidates: Complete candidate questionnaires are now available here.

Mayor
• Muriel Bowser
• Jack Evans
• Vince Gray
• Reta Jo Lewis
• Vincent Orange
• Tommy Wells

Shadow Senator
• Paul Strauss
• Pete Ross

Moderator: Earl Fowlkes, CEO & President of the Center for Black Equity
Press RSVP: Diana Bui / vpadministration@steindemocrats.org

This event is open to the public, however only Stein Club members in good standing and active since February 5th are eligible to vote in the endorsement.

Contact Diana Bui / vpadministration@steindemocrats.org / 202-670-1622 for more information or to speak to Angela Peoples or Martin Garcia

Mayoral Candidate Questionnaires

Ahead of the mayoral forum on March 6th, Stein members have access to questionnaires to learn more about each of the candidates and where they stand on issues impacting DC's LGBT community. Click on each of the candidate names below for completed questionnaires.

Bowser_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Evans_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Gray_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Lewis_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Orange_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf

Wells_GSDC_2014_Questionnaire.pdf