Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Louisiana Stonewall Democrats Call on David Vitter to Recuse Himself from Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Vote

Capt. Heitmeier: Vitter Shouldn’t Pass Judgment on Honorable, Law-Abiding Service Members

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Stonewall Democrats President Capt. Cory Heitmeier released the following statement today calling on Senator David Vitter to recuse himself from the Senate’s expected debate and votes on repealing the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

“If David Vitter had been a military officer when he admitted breaking the law by soliciting prostitutes, he would have faced a dishonorable discharge, severe punishment or even time in the brig. Vitter is not fit to wear our nation’s uniform and he shouldn’t be allowed to pass judgment on others.

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell bans honorable and law-abiding gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans from serving openly in the armed forces and since David Vitter is neither honorable nor law-abiding, he has no place in this debate.

Louisiana Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots force for social change within the Democratic Party. Members call voters, put together campaign mailings, go door-to-door for fair-minded candidates and have tough conversations with Democratic Party officials about why LGBTQ families need and deserve more support from the Democratic Party and its elected officials.

For more information about Louisiana Stonewall Democrats visit: www.louisianastonewall.org

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Louisiana Stonewall Dems travel the State this past weekend in support of EQUALITY

Having fun and making a difference

NO/AIDS Walk 2010

Pride Festival 2010

North West Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our Governor is leaving Louisiana again, this time for Minnesota?

Jindal will fundraise for GOP, Emmer

Minnesota Republicans are looking for a boost from the bayou.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed to Minnesota on Sept. 13 for fundraisers benefiting the Republican Party and gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer.

Gov. Tim Pawlenty and GOP chair Tony Sutton will chair the first event on Monday afternoon, with Reps. Michele Bachmann and Erik Paulsen serving as “honorary event chairs,” according to an invite obtained by the Star Tribune.
Bob Ulrich and Brad Anderson, former CEOs of Target and Best Buy respectively, will be “honorary finance chairs.”

Both Jindal and Pawlenty are said to be eying a run at the presidency in 2012.
The minimum donation to attend the Minneapolis Hilton event is $1,000, though guests can pay $10,000 to be part of the “host committee.”

Immediately afterward, Jindal will turn his attention to Emmer at a $500 per person reception in the same hotel.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jindal's office revises his endorsement comments

Wednesday, September 08, 2010
By Jan Moller
Capital bureau

BATON ROUGE -- Two days after Gov. Bobby Jindal said he would not be endorsing fellow Republican David Vitter for re-election to the U.S. Senate, his chief spokeswoman left the door open for a possible change of heart in the weeks to come.
"The governor hasn't gotten involved in the Senate race yet," Melissa Sellers said Tuesday, declining to elaborate.
Jindal caused a stir over the weekend when he said he had no plans to get involved in the race between Vitter and his chief Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon of Napoleonville.

"Voters can make up their own mind," Jindal said, adding that he does not get involved in federal races.
Two years ago, however, Jindal endorsed GOP state Treasurer John Kennedy in his unsuccessful Senate bid against Democrat Mary Landrieu, and he has supported other Louisiana Republicans running for Congress.
He also has lent fundraising support for several Republican congressional candidates around the country.
Sellers said Jindal's statement about federal races was referring only to the current election cycle, not previous years.
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