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09/21/2010

Today at 2PM: Schmooze with Steve Pougnet

by Jeremy Hooper

At 2:15PM (ET), all eyes are going to be on the Senate's Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal vote. But immediately before, at 2PM sharp, join this site, AMERICABlog, Pam's House Blend, Bilerico Project, and Open Left, as we host a live chat with Palms Springs mayor Steve Pougnet (D), a candidate who's trying to unseat someone who actually voted against Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal: Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R- CA 45th).

Here's a preview vid from Pougnet himself:

In addition to DADT, Bono Mack also refused to take a position on Prop 8, even as it was being hotly debated in her own state. She has shied away from co-sponsoring an inclusive ENDA (even while voicing support for ending nondiscrimination in the workplace). Or if you want to go back a little more old school: Rep. Mack voted in 1999 for something called The Largent Amendment, a narrowly defeated piece of legislation that would have barred same sex couples from adopting children in D.C.

So while Rep. Bono Mack is considered a moderate (and did, to be fair, vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment), many times on LGBT issues, that moderation has come across more like complacency. Hopefully you'll join us at 2PM for an opportunity to go one-to-one with someone who's vowed to be anything but complacent on our shared issues.

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*More: Live today at OpenLeft, 2 PM EST- Mayor Steve Pougnet takes your questions [Open Left]

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