a multipartisan organization working in electoral politics for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender rights by helping candidates who are committed to helping us secure those
stand for the banning of discrimination based on
sexual/affectional orientation, gender, transgender identity, or race in work, housing,
accommodations, and public services. We work for domestic partner benefits and the
recognition of same sex marriages. We support women's rights, including comparable
worth and the right to choose a safe and legal abortion. We advocate continued use
of affirmative action to end racism.
We begin our work by sending all candidates questionnaires on our issues. Our members
study the signed and dated answers of those candidates who reply, taking into
consideration their records as well, and then vote to endorse those who prove to be our
|1We Publicize our endorsed candidates in our
advertise in OUT! and Planet Q, listing our candidates and each
candidate's lever number on the voting machines.
||We send news releases to the
gay press and community organizations explaining why our members voted endorsements for
the candidates on our slate.
||We hold a reception for our
endorsed candidates two weeks before each election and invite our community and our
||Before each election, we
distribute our slate cards, listing all our endorsed candidates. We hand them out at the
polls and everywhere in the community.
||We escort several of our
endorsed candidates on visits to events prior to the
|And GSPCGP members do
members circulate official nominating petitions during
prescribed periods before elections to help those candidates we have endorsed in previous
elections to get on the ballot when they run for reelection or for a new office.
Throughout the year, we help members and friends of our community register to vote. We
help voters, office holders and candidates for office understand the importance of our
issues to our community, to our friends and families, and to the larger society.