Saturday October 7, Warwick Melrose Hotel, Oaklawn Dallas
Don’t miss this HRC DFW Federal Club sponsored special event.
Let’s tip our hats, raise our glasses, and learn from the inspiring journey of Senator Tammy Baldwin, the trailblazer who shattered ceilings as our first LGBTQ+ Senator and fiercely led the charge for marriage equality.
In the heart of Wisconsin, a state poised on the pendulum swing, powerful adversaries are gearing up to challenge her. She’s stood by us through every hurdle; now it’s our moment to stand by her.
Other speakers include trans advocates Rachel and Frank Gonzalez.
We encourage all to attend. You need not be a Federal Club member.
Warwick Melrose Hotel
Turtle Creek Ballroom
3015 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas
Saturday, October 7
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tickets - RSVP required due to limited seating
Tickets include one free Mimosa, sit down, served lunch and cash bar (vegetarian and vegan options available)
Senator Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin
Tammy Baldwin is the junior senator from Wisconsin. In 2022, she spearheaded the push for codifying same-sex and interracial marriage in the U.S. Senate. On Nov. 29, the measure passed the Senate by a 61-36 vote.
Baldwin won her first seat in politics on the Dane County Board of Supervisors at the age of 24. She was elected to four terms.
Since then, she has continually held seats in the state Assembly, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In each chamber, she has been the first openly LGBTQ representative elected, and she was also the first woman elected to U.S. Congress from Wisconsin.
Baldwin has used her platform to seek progress on LGBTQ issues, from proposing the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state Assembly to criticizing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Her advocacy came during a period when even her own party was divided over gay rights.
In 2008, she founded the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus along with Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). Baldwin was the first LGBTQ representative in Congress; the House now has nine openly LGBTQ members.
Baldwin was elected to her Senate seat in 2012, succeeding the retiring Herb Kohl. She ran uncontested in the primary election, then defeated the Republican nominee, former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson.
She won a second term in 2018, defeating Republican Leah Vukmir by 11 points. Baldwin has now served nearly 10 years and is seeking a third term in 2024.
Baldwin is now one of two openly LGBTQ people in the Senate, along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz).
Thank you to our invitation sponsor MD Progressive Care