Waymon Hudson

St. Pete's Next Mayor- LGBT Champion OR Anti-Gay Crusader?

Filed By Waymon Hudson | August 25, 2009 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Bill Foster, Scott Wagman, St Pete, St Petersburg

In as little as 2.5 hours you can make a real difference!!

I received this email about the upcoming St Pete elections from Rick Boylan, President of the Pinellas Stonewall Democrats, and wanted to pass it's important message along to our readers!

Nadine Smith and I are sending this joint email to ask you and your respective GLBT Democratic chapter members for help. I would sincerely appreciate your reaching out to your networks to help us build a huge virtual phone-bank tree for this Tuesday.

The actions we take in the next 10 days will decide if St. Petersburg's anti-gay mayor is replaced by a pro-equality champion or someone with an even more homophobic record than the incumbent.

The fourth largest city in the state will be run by either a successful businessman and LGBT supporter - Scott Wagman, or a anti-gay former City Council Member - Bill Foster, who fought hard against sexual-orientation protections in the city's Human Rights Ordinance.

Who gets to decide? You!

Low turnout means every voter we reach could be the margin of victory.

Please sign up today for our August 27th virtual phone bank. Select a 2.5 hour phone bank slot, during which you'll make calls from home.

You'll receive a 15-minute training to ensure you have a successful experience.

Click here to sign up.

You can volunteer right from your home, all you need is a phone and a computer with an internet connection.

Even if you don't live in St. Pete you can join this virtual phone bank. The outcome of this race, in Florida's 4th largest city has broad implication in the state. Electing a pro-equality champion to replace a homophobic mayor would send the right message at a time when gains in LGBT Equality are being made nationwide.

Please get involved and help elect someone in St Pete who will fight for our community!

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Living in the Tampa area, the present mayor is
scary to say the very least.