The Front Runner author Patricia Nell Warren has declared her candidacy for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council, and I encourage all of you to support her with a donation.
I have known Patricia for at least five years. In that time I have found her to be caring, funny, intelligent, incredibly well-read and an independent thinker. If you lined up my political beliefs and hers, they would probably be at polar opposites from top to bottom. But, if you measured our core values - a love of individual freedom, a passion to help people, a yearning to do good work in this world - then we would be very similar.
I am fiercely supporting her not for her political beliefs but for who she is. She has so much integrity and so much determination. Plus, in The Front Runner and so many other writings and appearances, she has given gay people all around the world so much. The opportunity to have her as an elected official of the world's largest "gay city" would be an incredible gift.
I urge you to support her with your donations and your word of mouth. You can find a statement by Patricia and information on donating to her after the jump.>>
For years I've been encouraged to run for public office. After careful consideration and discussions with friends and family, I've decided to run for city council in West Hollywood, California. The Front Runner author aims to be a front runner in politics!
Having contributed to West Hollywood life since the early '90s, I'm confident that I can make a creative contribution to the Creative City's future with my long experience as a writer, journalist, commissioner, businesswoman and activist. WeHo faces huge challenges as it nears its 25th birthday -- growing density, urban-style development, affordability of housing, a need to enrich its cultural life. Campaigning starts right after New Year's. The election is March 6.
Your contribution will help me raise the vital seed money to launch my campaign. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by mid-January. Local law limits contributions to $1000, but any amount is welcome! (Couples and partners can contribute up to $2000 as long as they both sign the check.)
If you can help, make your check payable to: Committee to Elect Patricia Nell Warren #1293283. Mail it to me at: 7985 Santa Monica Blvd. #109-408, West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Your contribution will give my campaign a big boost right off the starting blocks, as I seek to take more personal responsibility for my country's future. West Hollywood could be a model for a stronger, more inclusive America.
Please forward this message to any friends or associates of yours who might also support me. And thank you for your support,
Patricia Nell Warren
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