We ask you to join us in sponsoring this year’s Fighting for the Majority to support restoring the state Senate to Democratic control and retaining the Democratic majority in the state House this November. The money that we raise will help fund the campaign to unseat several extreme anti-gay Republicans and ensure that advances in LGBT civil rights and on other progressive issues can resume in our state.
The 2014 legislative session provided a vivid picture of the different agendas of the two parties. House Democrats passed legislation to protect LGBT youth from “conversion therapy”; protect the right of women to access abortion; provide paid sick leave for all employees in the state; and raise revenue to fund education, human services, and transportation. Senate Republicans killed those bills and proposed bills to repeal the protection for LGBT people in our Law Against Discrimination and to deny women of any age access to abortion without parental consent.
In 2012, with majorities in both chambers, Democrats led the fight to make our legislature the first in the country to repeal a state defense of marriage act. In 2014, with Republicans in charge of the Senate, there was no opportunity for progress on issues ranging from LGBT equality to education funding and environmental protection. Allowing the standoff to continue in 2015 will also make it harder for Governor Jay Inslee to accumulate the record he will need for reelection in 2016.
Contributing to Fighting for the Majority is the most efficient and strategic way to ensure that the Democratic majority that delivered anti-discrimination, hate crime protection, safe schools, parentage rights, domestic partnerships, and marriage equality to the LGBT community can resume the fight for LGBT equality. Please join me today in sponsoring Fighting for the Majority.
Please click here to contribute to FFM. Please make your sponsorship by September 15th in order to be recognized at the event. We look forward to seeing you on October 14th at 5:30 for the event!
Josh Castle & Louise Chernin
Co-Chairs, Fighting for the Majority