Stein Club to Hold Endorsement Meeting for Wards 4 and 7 / School Board
Washington, DC - April 3, 2007 - The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club (Stein Club), the largest LGBT political organization in the District, will hold its Endorsement Meeting for Wards 4 and 7 of the DC Council, and District 2 of the Board of Education (Special Elections) on Monday, April 9, 2007.
"All Democratic candidates in Wards 4 and 7, and all candidates for District 2 of the Board of Education have been invited to participate in the endorsement meeting," said Mario Acosta-Velez, Stein Club President.
The endorsement meeting will be a forum to learn about the candidates' positions on LGBT issues, and to mobilize the LGBT community to participate in the special election.
"We asked the candidates to submit a 250-word statement summarizing their positions on LGBT community and the District in general. We will make these statements available to our membership prior to the meeting," concluded Acosta-Velez.
The meeting details are as follows:
Stein Club Endorsement Meeting Wards 4 & 7 / District 2 of Board of Education
Date: Monday, April 9, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Place: John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Only Stein Club members who joined or renewed by February 9, 2007 will be eligible to vote in this endorsement meeting. A candidate for office must receive at least 60% of the vote of members present in order to receive the Stein Club's endorsement. In the case of more than two candidates, a Stein Club member may request a second runoff ballot if no candidate wins a majority (60% or more) of the first ballot.
The Stein Club, founded in 1976, is a membership organization dedicated to growing the political participation, representation, and visibility of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community in the District of Columbia's political process. It is also the local organization of National Stonewall Democrats, a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists from all across the United States.