The 2012 Direction
I am very honored to have been elected Co-Chair at our January meeting. This was the first time a Chair was elected through our reformed bylaws process, which meant I was nominated by the Board and then elected by our members. I really learned a lot from everyone as I discussed the issues we face for 2012 and I look forward to working with my fellow Chair, Reese Aaron Isbell, this year. We have a great Board with incredibly talented people and I know we will accomplish a lot during a very critical election year in 2012.
The great thing about this year is we have an opportunity for people to get involved and advance our LGBT agenda on three fronts.
LGBT Commissioners. First, with our new Mayor, we hope to identify qualified LGBT people to recommend for Commission appointments, especially where we have not seen appointments from our community in the past. If you are interested in working on this issue, we will be creating a working group. If you want to be a commissioner, let us know.
Alice DCCC Slate. Second, we want to run a strong slate of candidates for the Democratic County Central Committee. This year, we will probably be allotted two more slots, for a total of 14, due to increased population in our Assembly District (renumbered from 13 to 17). That means now is the time for more Alice backed candidates to run ! If you want to work on this issue, let us know. If you want to run, let us know .
Elect Democrats in 2012. Third, we must all focus on electing Democrats to our local, state and national offices. We have a great field team that will make us an effective force during the 2012 elections. Let us know if you want to help elect Democrats so we can get you involved now !
Meet New Supervisor Olague. Come to our General Meeting on Monday, February 13 th to meet new Supervisor for District 5, Christina Olague, and hear from Alice member and member of the City Redistricting Task Force, Myong Leigh. We start at 6:30 pm at the LGBT Center.
Martha Knutzen, Co-Chair
Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club