Gay political groups praise Mayor's opposition to federal tyranny
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Gay political groups praise Mayor's opposition to federal tyranny

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
1929 18th Street, NW
Suite 2000-DC
Washington, DC 20009

Thursday, September 9, 1999

The Honorable Anthony Williams
Mayor of the District of Columbia
441 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Dear Mr. Mayor:

I am joined in this letter by Craig Howell, President of the Gay & Lesbian Activists Alliance and Paul Dionne, President of the Capital Area Log Cabin Club, and Everett Hamilton, President of the DC Coalition. We have been advised of your unqualified opposition to the passage of the Conference Report on the DC Appropriations Act which is to be considered in the House this week.

As leaders of various organizations comprised largely of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered citizens of the District of Columbia we thank you for this action and applaud your forthright opposition to further Congressional tampering issues [sic] which are clearly best left to local government as we believe that this sort of Congressional action is demeaning to the citizens of the District of Columbia and unconscionable.

We urge you to send an unequivocal letter of your support to Delegate Norton and other ranking Members of Congress regarding your position on the pending legislation. We urge the you [sic] to make your objections widely known before further Congressional consideration of this ill-conceive [sic] legislation.

We regret that the only relief for ill-considered Congressional Legislation is to ask that the President veto it, however if that becomes necessary we are counting on you to take the lead in that request.


Loyal T. R. Snyder, President
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club

cc: The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton