It came as no surprise on Monday night when the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, the city’s largest LGBT political group, voted by acclamation to endorse the re-election of President Barack Obama.
With D.C. certain to vote overwhelmingly for Obama in the November election, Stein Club president Lateefah Williams said the club plans to recruit LGBT volunteers to work on the Obama campaign in other states, including Virginia.
“The club also plans to participate in phone banking at the Democratic National Committee and canvassing in Virginia, a swing state,” Williams said.
“This presidential election is very important in terms of continuing the advances that have been made for LGBT rights over the last years,” she said. “The Stein Club is committed to working hard to re-elect President Barack Obama so we continue moving forward.”
Williams said Acqunetta Anderson, an official with the Obama campaign in D.C., spoke to the club at its endorsement meeting Monday on how members and supporters can get involved in the campaign.