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Mixner: Cut Off Cash to Dems Not Supporting DOMA Repeal Legislation

Today, David Mixner published a list of co-sponsors of Congressman Jerrold Nadler's 'Respect for Marriage Act' (as of Friday) which would repeal the 'Defense of Marriage Act' DOMA.

NadlerMixner is calling for a stop to political contributions to any Democrat not on the list: "Ironically, missing from this list are such obvious ones as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader Steny Hoyer, openly gay Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, DCCC Chairperson Chris Van Hollen and other key Democrats. Let's get busy. Ever Democrat must join this list and we must remain firm to not contribute to anyone who doesn't support this effort to repeal DOMA....even our friends."

As we know, closing the GayTM has brought results in the past.

Read the list of 'Respect for Marriage Act' supporters,

LIST of CO-SPONSORS of 'Respect for Marriage Act'

Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1]
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5]
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1]
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24]
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2]
Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-31]
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1]
Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28]
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3]
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1]
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23]
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8]
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11]
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32]
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11]
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1]
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14]
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2]
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7]
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53]
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1]
Rep Delahunt, Bill [MA-10]
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3]
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14]
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4]
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5]
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17]
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17]
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2]
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51]
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7]
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4]
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19]
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36]
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23]
Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1]
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4]
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22]
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2]
Rep Hodes, Paul W. [NH-2]
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12]
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15]
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2]
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2]
Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4]
Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1]
Rep Kilroy, Mary Jo [OH-15]
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10]
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1]
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9]
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5]
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16]
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18]
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3]
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9]
Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25]
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14]
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7]
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5]
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4]
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7]
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3]
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6]
Rep Miller, George [CA-7]
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8]
Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5]
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38]
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC]
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1]
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6]
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4]
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10]
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1]
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2]
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5]
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15]
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9]
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34]
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39]
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3]
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9]
Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3]
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16]
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7]
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1]
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-27]
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12]
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13]
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6]
Rep Tonko, Paul D. [NY-21]
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10]
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5]
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-12]
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20]
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33]
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30]
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9]
Rep Welch, Peter [VT]
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19]
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6]
Rep Wu, David [OR-1]

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  1. Bravo!!!

    Posted by: Martin | Oct 19, 2009 10:03:32 AM

  2. I'm pleased to see my Congressman, Peter Welch, is on the good list. Bravo, Peter.

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 19, 2009 11:27:28 AM

  3. I would encourage everyone to sit down and write a good old fashioned letter, on real paper, typed/processed in business format about your own personal feelings about your Congressional Representative needing to be involved (or supporting their current sponsorship) and send it via POSTAGE to your rep. We get kind of lazy with Facebook and other online petitions or email resources, or leaving phone messages with an assistant or intern. A letter has enormous impact that these electronic communications simply do not have with many reps.

    Posted by: Curtis | Oct 19, 2009 11:33:16 AM

  4. Glad to see mine, Carolyn Maloney, on the list.

    Posted by: bading | Oct 19, 2009 11:52:18 AM

  5. One of my congresswomen (Shelley Berkley) is proud to be on this list. My other Congresswoman (Dina Titus) get's a letter today asking for her support.

    I suggest everyone write a letter of congrats or appeal to their reps today on this issue. Be civil.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Oct 19, 2009 12:07:46 PM

  6. Our votes didn't matter. Our volunteer time and energy didn't matter. Keeping campaign promises didn't matter. Doing the right thing didn't matter.

    The ONLY power we seem to have is our money. Look at the attention we finally got when we started pulling out of the DNC fundraiser. We are seen as a GayTM and that is sadly our power and therefore that is what we need to use.

    No more money to the DNC, DSCC or DCCC until DADT and DOMA are repealed.

    We also need to stop giving to the HRC and start a new national LGBT organization willing to play hardball, one that values progress more than "access".

    Posted by: Dan W. | Oct 19, 2009 12:49:47 PM

  7. Better yet, any elected official who supports the repeal of DOMA or DADT before the passing of ENDA, which affects far more people than DOMA and DADT combined, should have their funding cut off. Any elected official who's smart and independent enough to not buy into Andrew Sullivan's list of priorities deserves far more respect. I support the repeal of DOMA and DADT. But don't expect me to go along with the erroneous idea that we should start basing our political support on just those issues.

    Posted by: Jeff In Boston | Oct 19, 2009 2:00:24 PM

  8. Does not being a co-sponsor mean anything necessarily? Obviously, Frank, Pelosi, and others support this legislation. I'm more concerned about the likes of Blanche Lincoln, who, despite having supported ENDA in the past, has come out AGAINST the bill now, fearing for her 2010 election. And Kay Hagan, who seems to have intimated that she may not vote for this bill if it includes transgender protections. These are the real enemies, as well as the entire DNC leadership for not "coming out" in support of marriage equality.

    Posted by: Bruno | Oct 19, 2009 3:21:52 PM

  9. Can we also cut cash off from Reps that haven't signed on for a Trans-Inclusive ENDA... FYI Mixner has not signed on. The fact that only 12 states protect people from discrimination in the workplace based on gender and sexual identity is pretty sad, that should be more important than marriage. ENDA has 186 co-sponsors, he should be ashamed.

    Posted by: Joseph Arroyo | Oct 19, 2009 6:45:44 PM

  10. should have done my homework first, i just get pissed when people talk about doma before enda... sorry guys! still f-that. ENDA is still more important.

    Posted by: Joseph Arroyo | Oct 19, 2009 6:56:22 PM

  11. Joe Sestak is on the list. Vote for Joe in the Democratic Sentaor primaries in Pennsylvania! He's running against Arlen Spector (former repub).

    Posted by: me | Oct 19, 2009 11:24:01 PM

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