The Agenda

Week in Review: Danica Roem draws national attention, tips for LGBTQ candidates running for office, and more

TOP STORY

Danica Roem’s historic victory propels her to national attention

Danica’s matchup against Delegate “Bigot Bob” Marshall, the most anti-LGBTQ legislator in Virginia, is picking up attention from national observers as the newly minted Democratic nominee begins general election campaigning.

 

FEDERAL

Teen Vogue: How to run for office as an LGBTQ candidate

Victory Fund President and CEO Aisha Moodie-Mills talks about the “groundswell” of LGBTQ people looking to run for office and what tips she has for them.

Rep. Maloney reintroduces act to combat anti-LGBTQ violence

First introduced last year following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, the legislation would allow the CDC to collect data on anti-LGBTQ violence.

Rep. Jared Polis honors Steve Scalise at Congressional baseball game

Polis, one of the Democratic players, wore a Louisiana State cap to honor his colleague Scalise, the House majority whip who was shot at a baseball practice last week.

 

STATEWIDE

Oregon adds a third gender option to driver’s licenses

“We must proactively break down the barriers of institutional bias,” Gov. Kate Brown said. She called the move a step toward “a society that upholds the rights, liberties and dignity of each of its people.”

Gov. Kate Brown will attend UN climate conference

The openly LGBTQ Oregon governor is not allowing President Trump to dictate climate policy in her state. She’ll join fellow West Coast governors at the conference in Germany in November.

 

STATE

Daniel Hernandez Jr. on gun violence: “We cannot let thoughts and prayers be the only answer”

The Arizona state representative penned an op-ed in The Hill following the Scalise shooting.

How Victory Fund helped Danica win her primary

With people on the ground, on the phone and online, we helped Danica Roem clear her primary. But our work is far from over.

 

LOCAL

Jim Graham

Victory Fund honors late D.C. City Councilman Jim Graham

The gay attorney who served on the Council for 16 years and played a big part in fighting HIV/AIDS in D.C. died last week at 71.

New York City Council candidate Kevin Carroll picks up major endorsement

Former City Councilman Sal Albanese said he supports Carroll because he “has always championed the public interest.”

 

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Victory Fund San Diego Women’s Pride Brunch
Saturday, July 15
9 to 11 a.m.
Gossip Grill
San Diego, CA

Victory Fund Pacific Northwest Reception
Sunday, July 23
1 to 3 p.m.
Seattle, WA

 

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