Any advance in gay rights, especially in Indiana, is hard fought and won at a political price. As a community, we can't forget those politicians who support us. With our recent human rights ordinance victory, several Indianapolis City-County Councilors put their necks on the line for us.
The Indiana Fairness Network (formerly the Greater Indianapolis Fairness Alliance and Indiana Action Network) will be holding a fundraiser for Councilors Joanne Sanders (left) and Angela Mansfield (right) this Wednesday evening, September 12th from 7pm - 9pm at Boulevard Place Cafe - 4155 Boulevard Place in Indianapolis. This event is important enough that the owner of the restaurant is donating all the food and shutting the doors to his dinner crowd just to support our community. We planned most of our lobbying and activism strategies for the HRO at Boulevard Place, so what better host for a fundraiser to honor two councilors that fought right beside us?
We're asking for $25 donations for each candidate. You can make checks payable to "Elect Angela L. Mansfield" and "Committee to Elect Joanne M. Sanders." Please make out two separate checks. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. If you can't attend, but would like to make a donation, please e-mail me and I'll give you the address where you can send checks. These two women gave courageously of their time and political clout to protect our community. Isn't that worth the cost of a dinner out? I hope to see many of you at the event.