LGBTQ meeting with Specter
by Sue on Mon 03 May 2010 05:29 PM EDT | Permanent Link | Cosmos
Senator Arlen Specter invites our community to meet with him. He's having a private meeting with a few LGBTQ leaders and then a reception open to the general public. Sadly, media are not invited to the private meeting. The good thing is that they consider bloggers media so all four of us can pat ourselves on the back while we wait for the scoop. LOL. No dogs allowed.
Seriously, I am comfortable knowing that the Sue Frietsche's and Dana Elmendorf's will be behind those doors. It would be nice if the Jodi Hirsh's were there, too, but that's probably too much to hope for. (Yes, I know that I've mentioned all women because I am very sure the male end of the LGBTQ community will be well represented).
I am very curious to ask Senator Specter how we here in Pittsburgh can help move the repeal of DADT and the passage of ENDA along. He's supportive of both so hopefully he'll have some constructive suggestions for us.
I won't have the guts to ask him why he's gone so negative on Sestak. The ads questioning his military service (does that count as swiftboating?) are way beyond the pale. Jon Delano tweeted that Specter only has a six point lead on Sestak so it is all fascinating at this point.
I'm also curious how Sestak is going to reach out to the Pittsburgh LGBTQ community. He lost the endorsement. I was asked to write a guest post when national bloggers discovered this little fact. (Guess what? I blame Dan Onorato!)
Sestakians, what say you?
So I guess Saturday morning, I'll have to leave my mulch and wildflowers behind and trundle off to Shadyside.
I hope they have wi-fi.
Re: LGBTQ meeting with Specter
by Jodi on Mon 10 May 2010 11:03 AM EDT | Profile | Permanent Link
I tried, but there was only room for one of us from NCJW, so Christine Stone went in my stead. Next time?
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