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Received this fundraising e-mail from State Rep. Brian Sims (D. PA), the only openly gay member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature, in support of fellow LGBT champ Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D. PA-13) in support of her gubernatorial bid to unseat homophobic Governor Tom Corbett (R. PA) next year:
State Rep. Brian Sims D-Philadelphia speaks before Mayor Michael Nutter signs legislation that broadens equality protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living and working in the city, Thursday, May 9, 2013, in Philadelphia. Nutter and gay rights advocates say it makes Philadelphia the first big city in the U.S. to offer tax credits to companies that extend the same health care coverage to LGBT employees' life partners and their children as they already provide to heterosexual spouses and their children. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
I am proud to call Allyson Schwartz my friend. She's been at the forefront of so many important issues for years -- that's why I was so excited when she told me that she was going to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.
Congresswoman Schwartz has been a fighter as long as I've known her. She's taken on many discriminatory laws, including Pennsylvania's DOMA when she was a state senator in the mid-1990's. Even when there were few allies, Allyson made sure to stand up for what is right. Now, Allyson is facing a big deadline in just a few days. The end of the quarter is always a big deal for campaigns, but Allyson's deadline is even more vital because her race was recently named as one to watch by the Washington Post.

All eyes will be on her campaign and it will be on us to determine if she is able to compete against Corbett and his money machine. Can you click here and rush a contribution to her campaign now?

Governor Corbett is wrong for Pennsylvania. He has failed to lead and when he has led, he denied healthcare to thousands of Pennsylvanians, and tried to gain favor with the GOP's mega donors. That is why the deadline that Allyson is facing on the 30th is so vital.

Can you click here and contribute to Allyson's campaign before the 30th?

Thank you,

Rep. Brian Sims

Click here to donate to Schwartz's campaign:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Kossacks for Marriage Equality, Philly Kos, LGBT Kos Community, DKos Pennsylvania, Milk Men And Women, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)
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    Mostel26, JamieG from Md

    Funny Stuff at

    by poopdogcomedy on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 02:00:15 PM PDT

  •  More on Allyson Schwartz (0+ / 0-)

    from Howie Klein:

    Allyson Schwartz is a champion of women's rights. Other than that, though, hers is a profile in cowardice. Right-wingers call her a liberal-- which her miserable voting record shows she isn't-- and she moves to the right. She's exactly what is not needed in the already dysfunctional political system. Pennsylvania would almost be better off with an outright conservative being pressured to move towards the center, than with Schwartz, who is already right-of-center and will always give in to pressure to move right.

    A vice chair of the corrupt, Big Business-owned New Dems, Schwartz has amassed a putrid voting record, one of the worst from any Democrat in a deep blue (safe) district. On crucial roll calls, her career-long ProgressivePunch score is a pathetic 76.70. But since she decided to run for governor, she's begin following Boehner and Cantor much more dramatically and this session her score is an even more dismal 55.56. Some liberal! Good on Choice though!

    He had me at "New Dems."  They are the Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party, and exactly what we don't need more of.
    •  Allyson Schwartz, gov. 2014-2022: So many reasons (1+ / 0-)
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      to support her. In addition to the above 1) redistricting (Pa. governor has a role) 2) fracking control and taxing 3) education funding 4) infrastructure of Pa.'s many bridges and roads. This should be a very high priority for Democratic and independent funds, along with Florida, Ohio, and yes, Texas governorships.

    •  She's the frontrunner in the primary and running (1+ / 0-)
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      hard for this position.  I have my reservations, sure but I am convinced that she might be the strongest candidate.  I read that post on Hanger.  I like him but is he exciting enough to get the base out and help us take some seats in the PA State Senate?  I think Schwartz can.  Corbett is vulnerable absolutely but we need someone strong enough to make sure he's booted.  Also, Schwartz was the one who made her district solid blue.  Hoffel couldn't even win his district when he went up against Specter in 2004.  Marjorie Margolis lost her own district in 1994.  I've ready DWT and I have mixed feelings about that blog.  Now lets see how Rob McCord does in the primary.

      Funny Stuff at

      by poopdogcomedy on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 02:51:48 PM PDT

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