Linda Ketner for Congress Endorsement by Donor Kate Clinton
Reknown humorist Kate Clinton explains why she was one of the first to invest in Linda Ketner's campaign for US Congress.
By Kate Clinton
Kate Clinton is a humorist, actress, panelist and emcee, who has performed nationally since 1981 and has received numerous awards.
Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals.
Kate is the author of several books and DVDs and writes monthly columns for The Progressive and frequent columns for The Advocate.
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It is with pleasure that I introduce my good friend and future Congresswoman, Linda Ketner. We've known each other for several years, and to this day, I haven't figured out how one person can accomplish so much. Her unwavering support for civil rights and equality is matched by few. However, her philanthropic work goes far beyond just one cause or one injustice. She's known in South Carolina and across the country for her tireless work on behalf of environmental causes, women's rights, and affordable housing.
Linda and I have worked together on many projects. I've always counted on her support and leadership and have never been let down. This is why I was one of the first to invest in her campaign for US Congress.
As a business owner in South Carolina for over 25 years, she's made a career specializing in leadership and management development. In her spare time, Linda served as President of the Coastal Community Foundation, President of the Charleston Interfaith Crisis Ministries, Chair of the Mayor's Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, Founder of the Alliance for Full Acceptance and Founder of the South Carolina Equality Coalition.
On the "citizen side" of politics, Linda formed the South Carolina Citizens for Housing in 1990, and later passed the Housing Trust Fund Bill, signed by then Governor Carroll Campbell. At Linda's announcement three weeks ago, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said "Linda Ketner is the best thing to happen in this city in the 25 years she has lived here. We need her intelligence and ability to do the impossible working for us in Congress." She has been recognized for her service by numerous organizations, including the South Carolina Women of Valor Award, the South Carolina Housing Achievement Award, the Malcolm D. Haven Award for Community Service, the Urban League Award, the YWCA Lifetime Achievement Award and the NAACP Friend of Distinction Award.
I hope you will take time to get to know Linda, her work and her views at www.lindaketner.com. With leaders like Linda in congress, we can be sure that our values and convictions are truly represented every day in Washington.