Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

SF LGBT leaders raise $ for Obama Thursday

LGBT electeds from San Francisco will be among the featured guests at an Obama re-election fundraiser Thursday, June 21 hosted by criminal justice attorney and former Police Commissioner David Onek (in photo at right) and his wife, Kara Dukakis, at their Bernal Heights home.

The $100-a-person event is being co-hosted by Gen44, the Obama campaign’s fundraising arm aimed at people under-40.

Among the local Democratic officials expected to attend are gay state Senator Mark Leno and gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, gay Supervisors David Campos and Scott Wiener, and bisexual Supervisor Christina Olague.

They will be joined by straight board colleagues Supervisors John Avalos, Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, and Jane Kim.

“Many of you attended our Obama events in 2007 and 2008. That same level of commitment is needed — from all of us — to ensure victory in 2012,” Onek wrote in an emailed invite sent out tihs morning (Wednesday, June 20). “The stakes could not be higher. Now is the time for all San Francisco Democrats to unite around the President!”

The event comes a day after gay conservative group GOProud announced Wednesday, June 20 that it had endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“The Board of Directors of GOProud voted to enthusiastically endorse Governor Romney’s candidacy for President,” stated Lisa De Pasquale, interim GOProud board chair.  “GOProud is prepared to commit significant resources to help make Mitt Romney the next President of the United States.”

To RSVP online for the Obama fundraiser, and the location and time of the event, visit here.


— Matthew S. Bajko, June 20, 2012 @ 11:40 am PST
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