HRC members and friends in Cincinnati know how important it is to re-elect Steve Driehaus. Elected in 2008, Driehaus beat a Republican incumbent who had a zero percent rating on HRC’s Congressional Scorecard. As Steve Newsom, Political-Co Chair of HRC’s Greater Cincinnati Steering Committee, put it in his introduction of Driehaus at the fundraiser: “Steve Driehaus is one of the best allies the LGBT community has known in Congress. When it came time to vote for the Hate Crimes law passed by Congress and signed by the President, he not only voted for it, but co-sponsored it. On DADT, he not only voted for it, but co-sponsored it. On ENDA he’s pledged to vote for it, but also is a co-sponsor. We have the chance to re-elect one of our greatest allies in Congress and also to defeat an outspoken opponent of LGBT rights.”
It’s critical that Steve Driehaus return to the U.S. Congress and that’s why HRC is doing all it can to get him re-elected—including holding events, recruiting volunteers to talk to voters and sending additional HRC staff to fuel his campaign. Please join us in this effort by contacting Regional Field Director, Karin Quimby who has been on the ground in Ohio since September working to elect all fair-minded candidates in Ohio. To volunteer, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.