Leading Republican contender Rudolph Giuliani is coming to town tomorrow. First Republicans invites you to join us and other Giuliani supporters at a fundraiser and reception in his honor on Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 pm, at Obsidian Enterprises, 111 Monument Circle, Ste 4800. Come, bring a friend, and together contribute at least $1000 towards his presidential campaign. (Actually, the organizers are requesting $2300 per person, but on this occasion are welcoming anyone that First Republicans can bring to the table at at least $1000 per couple or $500 per person.)
We are pleased to observe that Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi has decided to head up the Giuliani campaign for President here in Indiana. In our opinion, a strong Giuliani Campaign in Indiana would be an important catalyst to the return of strength of the moderate wing of the Republican Party and to accelerated social progress in this state.
In his explicit support for civil unions and nondiscrimination, and in his refusal to backtrack on these topics in addressing conservative forums, Giuliani has demonstrated himself to be more progressive, outspoken, and stalwart on our behalf than all but a very few Republicans or Democrats in the State of Indiana.
Attending this meeting and writing a check will do three things for us all. First, it will advance the campaign in Indiana of a presidential candidate who is socially progressive. That advance is important in its own right. Second, it will contribute to the growing strength of an important faction in the Republican Party in Indiana that is both influential and socially progressive, as that faction unifies around this Giuliani candidacy. Third, especially for those interested in advancing glbt civil rights, it will establish in the thought processes of that moderate Republican movement firmly that the glbt community in Indiana can and should be integral to the thinking behind any plans for ascendancy in 2008 in Indiana and beyond. Only by supporting such Republicans and helping them into office can we expect to find Republicans who are willing to stand up for us and speak openly on behalf of our interests.
With these thoughts in mind, please e-mail me immediately if you can attend Wednesday, meet me and other moderate Republicans, and how much you can contribute to this important effort. (Feel free also to call me if you would like to discuss this candidacy or this reception further. My office: 317.843.8300.)