38th Annual Gertrude Stein Leadership Awardees Announced!

The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club is proud to announce Leadership awardees! Congratulations to this year's recipients and champions of DC's LGBT community. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments as well as the legacy of the Stein Club.

Purchase your tickets for Gertrude Stein Club's 38th Annual Leadership Awards today! Early Bird tickets are available for $50.00 until tomorrow, Sept. 18th. General admission tickets for $75 may be purchased online or at the door.

2014 Gertrude Stein Leadership Awardees

Earl Fowlkes: Wanda Alston Democratic Service Award
Wanda Alston's dedication and leadership in the DC LGBT community. It honors an individual for contributions and outstanding work in promoting the principles of the Democratic Party, particularly among the LGBT community to support greater LGBT participation in government and advocating for Democratic principles.

Councilmember Jim Graham: Frank Kamney Pioneer Award
This is the Stein Club's highest honor recognizing an individual who embodies the tireless leadership and of Frank Kamney, a pioneer on our road to equality.

Alexa Rodriguez: The Heil-Balin Community Service Award
The Heil-Balin Community Service Award is given in recognition of an individual who has demonstrated outstanding and unique community service to advance the rights of the LGBT community.

Mayor Vincent Gray: The Presidents' Award
This award is given at the discretion of the Stein Club Presidents in recognition of an individual that shows exceptional leadership and goes above and beyond the call of duty to advance the cause of LGBTQ people in the D.C.

Consider becoming a sponsor and be recognized in event materials and at the event. Please email Angela Peoples at president@steindemocrats.org to learn more about how to become an event sponsor.

Gertrude Stein September Membership Meeting

Our September Membership meeting is TONIGHT Monday, September 8th at 7:00 pm at the Wilson Building in room 120. We'll be discussing the leadership awards and the endorsement forum.

Other important reminders

Gertrude Stein Club's 38th Annual Leadership Awards is on Tuesday, September 23rd 6:30pm - 8:30pm (please note the date change) at Dirty Martini, 1223 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. The deadline to submit nominee for this years Stein Club Leadership Awards is Friday, September 12th. Please contact Angela Peoples at president@steindemocrats.org


Early Bird tickets are available for $50.00 until Sept. 17th. General admission tickets for $75 may be purchased online or at the door. If you or your organization would like to become a member please contact Martin Garcia vppoliticalaffairs@steindemocrats.org


Stein Club Endorsement Forum is on October 6th. During the forum the club will vote on endorsements for Non-Majority At-large City Council seat and Attorney General. Only dues paying members in good standing as of 11:59 AM on September 7th will be able to participate in the forum.

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.