Stein Club members unite to endorse ticket

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2014

Stein Club members unite to endorse ticket


Washington D.C.- The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club voted to endorse all Democratic candidates on the ballot in November following a town hall discussion featuring Democratic candidates for mayor and city council.

Stein Democrats' President Angela Peoples said "The goal for the town hall was to allow our members to do what we do best, to engage in the process and politics of electing Democratic candidates who share our values and will work with our community to improve the lives of LGBT people in the District of Columbia."

This vote follows an enthusiastic month of Pride celebration by the Stein club that focused on registering new voters, sponsoring Pride activities with the Black, Latino, Trans and Youth groups, and hosting a fundraiser for the Wanda Alston Foundation.

"The Stein Club has earned a reputation for pushing our party leaders on LGBT issues and we will continue to hold our elected officials accountable on policies and issues that important to our community." said Peoples. "Last night's vote solidifies our support for the Democratic candidates and the club's positions as the leading voice in advocating for LGBT issues and politics in the District."

For more information or to speak to Stein's leadership, contact Diana Bui at vpadministration@steindemocrats.org or 202-670-1622.

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The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is the voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Democrats in the District of Columbia. Established in 1976, Gertrude Stein is one of the oldest Democratic clubs in the District and is a founding chapter of the National Stonewall Democrats. Visit www.steindemocrats.org

TONIGHT! Townhall featuring Democratic Candidates

Join us tonight, June 9th, for our Town Hall and June membership meeting featuring Democratic candidates on the ballot in November. Members will have opportunity to discuss and vote on what role the Stein Democrats will play in the months leading to in the November election.

Town Hall meeting
Date: Monday, June 9
Time: 7PM - 9:30PM
Location: HRC 1640 Rhode Island Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-3278

Be Prideful!

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Congratulations to the Wanda Alston Foundation, winner and beneficiary of the Stein Club Pride Happy Hour Fundraiser!

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and voted. Come out on Thursday and support the Wanda Alston Foundation! www.wandaalstonfoundation.org.
And we hope to see you at all of the Stein Club Pride Events this week!

Stein Club's Pride Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, June 5
Time: 5:30 - 8pm
Location: Marvin, 2007 14th St NW
$10 suggested donation to benefiting organization

Pride Parade & Festival
Parade - Saturday June 7 @ 4PM
Festival - Sunday June 8 12 - 7PM - shifts are available
We need volunteers for both event so please email info@steindemocrats.org if you can joing us. Volunteers will get a free Stein Tank Top for helping out.

Town Hall meeting
Date: Monday, June 9
Time: 7PM
Location: TBA
The June 9th membership meeting will be a special Town Hall meeting and will feature Democratic candidates on the ballot in November. Members will have opportunity to discuss and vote on what role the Stein Democrats will play in the months leading to in the November election.

Press Release: Stein Democrats to galvanize LGBT vote at Pride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 12, 2014



Washington, DC - The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club (GSDC) is proud to support a Democratic ticket of experienced leaders and new voices ready to move our party and our city forward. "As the DC LGBT community grows it is important for Stein Club and our members to do what we can to increase our ranks and turn out our community to win Democratic victories" said Angela Peoples, Stein Club President.

Since the April primary, Stein leaders have met with the Democratic nominees to better understand how they will champion LGBT causes once elected and how LGBT turnout factors into their path to victory. We are strongly committed to electing and Democratic candidates and holding them accountable to their commitments and our community.

As the Pride season kicks into high gear, the Stein Club is organizing a series of events to celebrate the LGBT community and educate Democrats about the candidates and issues on the ballot in November.

Events include:


  • Sponsorship of Pride celebration for all communities including Youth Pride, Capital Trans Pride, DC Black Pride, DC Latino Pride, and Pride and Heritage.

  • Pride Fundraiser to highlight a local LGBT service organization. GSDC is accepting nominations now and members will have a chance to vote for the organization that will benefit from the fundraiser.

  • Marching in Pride Parade and Festival with Democrat candidates.

  • An LGBT Town hall where members will hear directly from Democrat candidates. At the Town hall, Stein members will discuss how to use Club resources to best support each candidate.



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The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is the voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Democrats in the District of Columbia. Established in 1976, Gertrude Stein is one of the oldest Democratic clubs in the District and is a founding chapter of the National Stonewall Democrats. Visit www.steindemocrats.org

May 12th General Meeting

Our next General Membership meeting will be Monday, May 12 at 7PM. We will discuss our general election strategy, endorsements, pride planning and our Annual Leadership Event.

Monday, May 12th, 7PM
John A. Wilson Building Room 123
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

As part of this year's Capital Pride festivities, we are going to highlight and support a local organization serving our community. We need you to nominate a local LGBTQ organization to be the benefactor of our Pride fundraiser in June. We will announce our nominees at the May meeting and open the online voting process. Please send nominations to info@steindemocrats.org.