Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez became the new Democratic Party chair on Feb. 25, receiving the most votes at the winter meeting of Democratic National Committee members.
On Nov. 14, members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club held officer elections. Earl Fowlkes was reelected as president. He will be joined by a new board:
Paul Austin, vice president for legislative and political affairs
Alex Morash, vice president for administration
Justin K. George, treasurer
Jesse Garcia, secretary
Members of Gertrude Stein Democratic Club gathered on Dec. 13 to celebrate the organization's 40th anniversary and recognize individuals who went above and beyond for the LGBTQ community. "Although we didn't win nationally this past election, we still need to celebrate our advocates and leaders who worked hard for our community," said Earl Fowlkes, GSDC president.
Are you ready to march, again? Several national movements are coming to the nation's capital this spring to bring awareness to communities under attack by the Trump Administration. Groups are eager to replicate the success of the Women's March on Washington and keep the progressive movement growing.
March for Science
At the March membership meeting, DC Police Chief Peter Newsham introduced himself to Gertrude Stein Democratic Club members and talked about his priorities as the city’s new law enforcement leader. But the night’s conversation was dominated by the results of DC’s 2016 hate crimes report, which showed an increase in crimes directed at the LGBT community.