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Another No-Show For the DNC LGBT Fundraiser

This time it’s National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey.

Confirmed by Americablog

h/t to Blender C, who forwarded the email to “tips”.

From: Rea Carey

Subject: RE: please pull out of the DNC fundraiser

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 8:27 PM

Dear C,

Thanks so much for writing to me.  Although I was invited as a (non-paying) guest some time ago and had originally accepted the invitation, I will now not be attending the DNC dinner.

Keep staying engaged in the work for full, real equality!  We’ll need every one of us to make it happen.

My best,


C’s original email, which I think is terrific stuff indeed:

From: Blender C

Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 1:23 AM

To: Rea Carey; Darlene Nipper; Russell Roybal

Subject: please pull out of the DNC fundraiser

It is time to take a stand!  Follow the lead of Marty Rouse, David Mixner, Alan Van Capelle, and Andy Towle.  Stop the flow of money until the Obama administration comes through for us and fulfills it’s promises to our community. Use your influence to encourage others not to attend.  Shut down the DNC fundraiser!

Why should I give to the task force if you give to unresponsive administration?


Gee, the sea of empty chairs is growing larger… pretty soon they could hold the event in a broom closet!

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