I wanted to invite you to meet two great pro-equality candidates for Congress this week in Washington. I encourage you to use these opportunities to help both candidates and expand our Democratic Majorities in Congress.
Betsy Markey (CO-4). Betsy Markey is running to capture victory in Colorado's 4th Congressional District and to defeat the anti-equality agenda of incumbent Marilyn Musgrave. Many of our members had the opportunity to meet Betsy in Denver during the Stonewall Democrats National Convention. As a Democrat, you also know the aggressive anti-equality record of Marilyn Musgrave, including her role in authoring the Federal Marriage Amendment. Her fringe positions have consistently placed her outside the views of her constituents and have now placed this congressional seat in play.
Meet Betsy this Wednesday, Sept. 24 at Halo - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Purchase Tickets and Donate at: http://www.actblue.com/page/friendsofbetsy
Ashwin Madia (MN-3). Ashwin Madia is an Iraq War veteran running in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District - a district that now faces an open seat after years of Republican control (and a district that is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans). Ashwin has captured national attention with his ability to win this race. As a Marine JAG, Ashwin Madia defended a servicemember facing charges under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." As a veteran, Madia strongly supports repealing DADT, favors a comprehensive, inclusive ENDA and supports the freedom to marry for all couples.
Meet Ashwin this Thursday, Sept. 25 at Urbana (Palomar Hotel) - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Purchase Tickets and Donate at: http://www.actblue.com/page/dcmadia
Even if you cannot personally attend these events, please make a donation - of any size - today through our ActBlue/Stonewall Democrats partnership pages. By donating through these pages, your donations are directly tracked as LGBT & allied money.