I'm writing to you because young, LGBT Democrats, the LGBT Community as a whole, the Democratic Party, and I need your help!
I am asking you to make a symbolic contribution today of $20.06 to help National Stonewall Democrats as we work to organize, train and mobilize LGBT and ally Young Democrats, and to help us defeat anti-LGBT, right-wing Republicans in 2006.
Before you do anything, please continue reading to learn why I am asking for your contribution of $20.06 today.
I am proud to announce that several of Stonewall's youngest Board Members, including myself, along with a handful of others from across the country, are in the process of organizing Stonewall Young Democrats. A partnership between Stonewall and the Young Democrats of America, the Stonewall Young Democrats initiative will serve to organize, train and empower young, progressive LGBT and ally Democrats, and link them to one another in a nationwide, grassroots network.
Unapologetically comparing homosexuality to incest, bestiality, polygamy, and adultery, U.S. Senator Rick Santorum is proud of his 0% score from the HRC, and of his crusade to protect the traditional family and defeat the "gay agenda." He is the third highest ranking Republican and the right-wing's greatest advocate in Congress. You're likely to find his name on every piece of anti-LGBT legislation before the Senate. The problem for Rick is that he represents a slightly blue, mainstream, working class state. He's way out-of-touch with his constituents and their values. He's up for re-election in 2006, he's vulnerable, and he's NSD's number one target.
As a Board Member of National Stonewall Democrats - American's only nationwide, grassroots organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people - I am responsible for raising a minimum of $2,500 each year to assist the organization in building the grassroots infrastructure necessary to elect LGBT-friendly Democrats.
The right-wing is already at work. That's why we must act now. You have the opportunity to help us train and empower the next generation of LGBT and ally Democratic leaders. You have the opportunity to help defeat Santorum and elect LGBT-friendly Democrats. You have the opportunity to help create the change we seek and make a real difference in the struggle for equality. I am asking for your commitment to this endeavor today with a symbolic contribution of $20.06, or whatever amount you are comfortable giving.
To contribute online right now, please visit: http://www.stonewalldemocrats.org/contribute
Mail a check to:
National Stonewall Democrats
1325 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Once you have contributed online or mailed-in your check, please send me an e-mail so that I may personally thank you for your contribution. Thank you for your commitment to making a real difference in the struggle for equality!
Kyle Bailey, Board Member National Stonewall Democrats