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2016 Stein Club Slate & Nov. Meeting

Our November General Membership Meeting will take place on Monday, November 14, 2016, at the John Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, in Room 120 at 6:30 PM. We will be conduction our annual Executive Board election and Reggie Greer, Victory Institute's Director of Presidential Appointment Initiative, will be coming to speak to members interested in serving in the next presidential administration. If you are interested in running for a board position, feel free to email info@steindemocrats.org with any questions and be present at the meeting.

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March meeting & DC LGBT Survey


Our meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, March 14 at 7PM. It will be held in theWilson Building, room 120. We hope you can join us, as we will be discussion our very busy plan for election the 2016 season and want your input.

Also, the 2016 election survey is here! If you have not filled it out yet, please do! We will be using this survey to guide our candidate forums and we want to make sure we get your feedback on a few important policy priorities.

Please take a few moments to complete the following survey by no later than April 10, 2016.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5X3982V

See you tomorrow!

Stein Leadership

NO MEETING TONIGHT Feb. 8

Just a reminder that there will NOT be a general membership meeting tonight. Following the new bylaws that were adopted at our last meeting, we will now be meeting every other month unless otherwise noted by the Executive Board.

We will have information on our Presidential support meeting soon, as well as, our community survey. Please stay tuned.

2016 Membership Renewal

It's 2016 and that means it's time to renew your annual membership dues. As you know, this year will be a big political year with city and federal elections taking place. We'll need your help in reelecting our allies and holding all elected officials accountable to the concerns of the LGBTQ District residents. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

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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

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.‚ÄČNadeau 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