Straight allies of the LGBTQ community are critical to the success of achieving equality. And there can be no stronger ally than this 27 year old wife and mother running for Congress in Virginia's first district: Krystal Ball.
Here is what she had to say:
If I'm elected to Congress, it will send the country an important message: that standing up for civil rights for the LGBT community is an asset to getting elected.
Krystal supports all the Equality Goals and is making waves in the LGBTQ community because she has put equality front and center in her campaign, and she has put repealing the Defense of Marriage Act on her campaign website homepage.
Ball is a CPA, a software designer and a triathlete. She will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and bring the values that young Americans have to Washington. When asked why she supports equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans, she gives the most compelling reason: her daughter, the toddler Ella pictured here, as expressed in this powerful homemade video:
Krystal has done something extraordinary by firmly supporting the LGBTQ community. Now it is vital that we make sure she gets elected. In order to do this, she must be one of the top fundraisers early in the 2010 cycle. So, consider giving to her candidacy before the June 30 deadline. Her success so far has discouraged other candidates from opposing her in the primary, so now she is the Democratic nominee. She has already been endorsed by Emily's List and eQualityGiving.
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