I was proud to accept the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club’s Robert Barnes Lifetime Achievement award at the organization’s Fall Awards reception held November 14th at the Chambers restaurant in San Francisco. Pictured with me, at right, are the two co-Presidents of Alice, Martha Knutzen, and Ron Flynn. The Robert Barnes award is occasionally bestowed on members who have significantly contributed to the growth of the organization. It has been my pleasure to have engaged key business and labor groups into supporting Alice both with funding the organization, its PAC and slate card efforts, and with participation at their events. Alice is a moderate, practical Democratic club, and is very deliberative in its approach to any candidate or issue. It is not a club filled with ideologues. Alice is a big tent, that seeks diversity of opinion, and allows for all viewpoints to be heard. My mission is to continue that by enlarging the Alice tent to include more business and labor organizations, and to make sure Alice is financially strong, and I was recognized for those accomplishments.
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