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We Endorse Harry Thomas Jr. & Jim Graham

On Monday, May 17, 2010 in the packed Gymnasium of the Thurgood Marshall Center the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club held its first endorsement candidates forum of the 2010 election cycle for candidates for Ward 1 and Ward 5 city council. The Stein club has a long history of being a major endorsement in DC City Council races with candidates taking every available opportunity prior to the endorsement meeting to sell their candidacy to Stein Club members.

Last night's endorsement meeting was no different. The two Democratic challengers to incumbent Jim Graham, Jeff Smith and Brian Weaver both were present to make their case as was one of the challengers to incumbent Harry Thomas Jr., Mr. Kenyon McDuffie.

When it was all said and done, the Stein Club in a very decisive vote endorsed Harry Thomas Jr. with 89% of the vote and Jim Graham with 77% of the vote.

"As the largest, grassroots, LGBT, Democratic, political organization in the city, we are very excited about this endorsement and we are ready to put our boots on the ground to make sure that Harry Thomas Jr. & Jim Graham are decisively re-elected in 2010", Jeffrey Richardson, President.


DC Primary Endorsement Calendar

May 17, 2010:
Endorsement Meeting for Wards 1 & 5 Members of the DC City Council
2010 membership dues must be current by April 17, 2010 to be eligible to vote.
6:30PM (the meeting will start promptly)
The Thurgood Marshall Center Gymnasium
1816 12th ST NW


May 24, 2010:
Endorsement Meeting for Wards 3 & 6 Members of the DC City Council & United States "Shadow" Rep.
2010 membership dues must be current by April 24, 2010 to be eligible to vote.
6:30PM (the meeting will start promptly)
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library Room A-5


June 14, 2010:
Endorsement Meeting for Mayor of the District of Columbia & Delegate to Congress
2010 membership dues must be current by May 15, 2010 to be eligible to vote.
6:00-7PM Candidate Meet & Greet
7PM (Endorsement forum will begin promptly)
Town (2009 8th St NW)

July 12, 2010:
Endorsement Meeting for Chair of the DC City Council & Majority Party At-Large Member of the DC City Council
2010 membership dues must be current by June 12, 2010 to be eligible to vote.
6:00-7PM Candidate Meet & Greet
7PM (Endorsement forum will begin promptly)
Town (2009 8th St NW)

All Candidates seeking The Stein Club's endorsement are asked to submit a candidate statement in response to our candidate questionnaire.

2010%20Stein%20Club%20Questionnaire[1] - FOR DISTRIBUTION.pdf

The President's Proposal on Health Insurance Reform

Below please find two useful links to information regarding the President's health care proposal released this morning as well as to information regarding Thursday's bicameral bipartisan meeting on health care at Blair House.

The President's Proposal

Thursday's bicameral bipartisan meeting at Blair House

What Has the Recovery Act Done for DC

This report provides a summary of the successes of the Recovery Act in the District. The report is updated regularly as information is made available.

The Recovery Act: Success Stories in the States