Support an LGBT Leader!
This week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals deemed Proposition 8 unconstitutional. We’re now another step closer to our ultimate goal: full equality in all matters governed by civil law
We have an important opportunity now as one of our own -- Torie Osborn, an iconic LGBT leader -- is running for the California State Assembly.
Torie is a community organizer, an activist, and an inspiring, inclusive leader who has spent decades helping to shape and build an LGBT movement. She led the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Center during the AIDS Crisis. She helmed the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. In 1978, she helped lead the campaign against the Briggs Initiative. And in 2009, she created Camp Courage, an acclaimed grassroots training program that helped empower 1,200 new organizers to fight for marriage equality (in fact, I am one of those activist who benefited from her mentoring).
Torie will be and has been our champion, and now you can help her win a critical endorsement with Democracy for America.
Endorsements are determined by a simple vote, and anyone can participate. Can you take 1 minute and submit your vote now?
DFA endorses candidates early, often before the primaries, so that the progressive with the most popular support -- not the insider candidate -- wins. There's no better example of a race that embodies the spirit of DFA than Torie's campaign. But, she needs your help to win this endorsement!
An endorsement from DFA can bring massive grassroots support and even a substantial campaign contribution. With a competitive race like the one Torie is engaged in, an endorsement from DFA can make all the difference in the world by helping her gain the extra momentum needed to put her over the top.
Torie already has more votes than any other applicant (even those running for Federal office!), but her opponent is just as determined. Unless she can marshall a huge deluge of votes, she could lose this critical endorsement that brings money and grassroots support.
Can you submit your vote? It's incredibly simple and takes barely a minute!
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PS - Can't help but add that Torie is my kind of LGBT leader. Torie is the kind of passionate, progressive champion we need in Sacramento to fight for the rights of LGBT people and for all Californian families. I hope you will join me in casting your vote for Torie today.
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