Contribute Now to Replacing Homophobes In Congress

by DownWithTyranny

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Gay Money is as green as Straight Money. And as effective. Most straight people go about their daily lives without thinking about divisive political framing that seeks to turn gays into "The Other" and into targets and outlets for bigotry. Most-- but not all. Conservatives can't very well go to working families with their economic agenda of upholding a status quo rigged in favor of powerful families and corporations. Instead conservatives have always found powerless minority groups to make into scapegoats: Jews, women, Blacks, Asians, the immigrants... The irony isn't lost on everyone that so many conservatives-- from Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and South Carolina "loner," Lindsay Graham to a dozen right-wing House members like Patrick McHenry, David Dreier, Mark Kirk, Aaron Schock, Trent Franks, etc-- are closeted, self-loathing gays themselves.

It isn't a coincidence that conservatives have stopped-- at least publicly-- denigrating some minorities, like the aforementioned Jews, women, Blacks, and Asians. These groups have fought back-- and fought back effectively, electing allies to high office and defeating enemies. Gays have been making great strides forward too, but scores of Republican elected officials, and more than a few Democrats, still think there is no price to pay for their vicious homophobic bigotry. This ActBlue page is dedicated to progressives who have a real shot at defeating egregious bigots in Congress this year. We'll be concentrating on the worst of the worst, but only on the worst of the worst with plausible opponents with a real chance of defeating them and then changing the tenor of the debate about issues important to the LGBT community.



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Jim Graves

MN-06

For some people it's just enough a Democrat is running against Bachmann. Jim Graves is more than "just a Democrat." His idea of government not interfering in people's personal lives extends to marriage equality. He firmly supports the Founders' concept of a separation of Church and State.

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Patsy Keever

NC-10

Rep. Patsy Keever is running against hypocritical right-wing closet case, Patrick McHenry, a predator and exploiter of gay youth and someone eager to "prove" his straightness with a virulently anti-LGBT voting record... and a fake marriage to a woman. Patsy is a proven friend of the LGBT community and a stalwart fighter for equality.

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Elisabeth Motsinger

NC-05

No list of Congress' most virulently anti-gay Members could possibly exist without North Carolina hatemonger Virginia Foxx. This year she's being opposed by Elizabeth Motsinger, someone as progressive as Foxx is reactionary. Elizabeth is a reflexive supporter of equality for all Americans.

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Lee Rogers

CA-25

Lee is running against California corporate shill Buck McKeon. McKeon isn't just a garden variety homophobe (look at this horrifying, hateful record). A militant Mormon bigot, he is threatening, as chairman of the House Defense Committee, to defund the entire U.S. military-- endangering U.S. troops in the field and our national security-- unless the Pentagon takes some anti-gay action that coincides with his religious beliefs. Lee believes in equality... for ALL Americans

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Christie Vilsack

IA-04

Christie Vilsack is running against raging homophobic maniac Steve King-- and because of redistricting he's vulnerable. And by the way, King is also Congress' biggest proponent of legalizing dog fighting and is being aggressively backed by Mitt Romney. This is an opportunity to get rid of one of America's most bigoted and reactionary politicians.

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Rob Zerban

WI-01

Everyone always just thinks of Paul Ryan as the guy who wants to kill Medicare and Social Security on behalf of his wealthy donors. And, of course, all that is perfectly true. But less well known is that Paul Ryan is an old-fashioned, deranged and very committed homophobe with the exact same voting record on equality and on all LGBT issues as Michele Bachmann, Virginia Foxx and Steve King-- 0.00. His opponent, Rob Zerban, is committed to equality under the law for all Americans. Period.

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Blue America PAC

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