Steve Pougnet is the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA and running in one of the most competitive House races this cycle. Steve would be the first married, openly gay dad elected to Congress- a milestone for the LGBT community and an important way to build pro-equality support among House members. As Mayor and an outdoorsman, he's worked to build clean and renewable energy projects in Palm Springs, married more same-sex couples than any other Mayor in California prior to Prop 8, and balanced budgets. Endorsed by Democracy for America, Steve is a strong progressive who as the son of a nurse and a physician supports a health care public option, will work to build support for climate change legislation, and opposes troop buildup in Afghanistan.
Steve is running against Mary Bono Mack, a Republican incumbent who masquerades as pro-LGBT but voted against repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, refuses to take a position on Prop 8, refuses to co-sponsor or say how she'll vote on ENDA, and supported the Largent Amendment to ban same-sex adoption in DC.
Help take down a faux-moderate Republican, and bring the first married gay dad to Congress to advocate for LGBT rights, by chipping in to support Steve's campaign today.