This release came out this mornig from the National Stonewall Democrats this morning.
“With the selection of Senator Biden, Democrats now have a national ticket that is ready to lead our party to victory this November,” said Jon Hoadley, Executive Director. “Our endorsed candidate, Senator Barack Obama, has called Stonewall Democrats ‘a powerful grassroots force in our politics’ and it is this grassroots infrastructure that we will now use to elect the Obama/Biden ticket. Stonewall Democrats across the country continue to log thousands of hours making phone calls, visiting neighbors and registering new voters on behalf of Senator Obama and the Democratic ticket. We know the stark contrast between strong leadership Senator Obama and the anti-equality record that John McCain continues to build. If we are to enact significant pro-equality positions at the federal level, then we must continue our work that is helping to elect Barack Obama as our next President.”Â Â
For over two years, Stonewall Democrats used its grassroots network to help shape the Democratic field into the most accountable and tested group of candidates in the history of the Democratic Party. From the living rooms of New Hampshire to the greens of historically Black college campuses, Stonewall Democrats organized its members to meet with candidates to discuss issues that are crucial to LGBT Americans. This included national trainings in the early-voting states of New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina and Stonewall Democrats town hall events with Democratic presidential campaigns in states like Ohio and Texas. Stonewall Democrats will now use the network of advocates it built upon during the nomination season to organize support for Senator Obama and the Democratic ticket.
National Stonewall Democrats is the national voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied Democrats, with more than 90 local chapters across the nation. Stonewall Democrats works to elect more pro-equality Democrats – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity – and to improve the Democratic Party on issues important to LGBT Democrats.
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