Washington, DC - October 19, 2006 - The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club (Stein Club), the largest LGBT political organization in the District, held yesterday a successful Unity Party at Halo to recognize the Democratic nominees and endorsed candidates for School Board. The event attracted approximately 150 members and supporters.
The Unity Party recognized all the endorsed Democratic nominees:
Councilmember Adrian Fenty (Mayor), Councilmember Vincent Gray (Council Chair), Councilmember Phil Mendelson (Council At-Large), Councilmember Jim Graham (Ward 1), Mary Cheh (Ward 3), Harry Thomas Jr. (Ward 5), Tommy Wells (Ward 6), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (US Congress), Michael Brown (Shadow Senator), and Mike Panetta (Shadow Representative).
The Unity Party also recognized endorsed candidates for School Board: Robert Bobb, Lisa Raymond and Jacque D. Patterson.
On October 10th, the Stein Club passed a resolution to endorse the entire Democratic slate.
"The purpose of the Unity Party was to bring our members and GLBT community together in support of the Democratic slate as we move towards the general elections in November. The Stein Club is proud to endorse all Democratic nominees and is fully committed to supporting them, as well as our endorsed candidates for School Board, and look forward to celebrating their victory in the general election," said Mario Acosta-Velez, President of the Stein Club.