Please join us at our August meeting to hear Craig Pulsipher with Equality California talk to us about the current attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, especially trans people, and how EQCA is working with their partners and elected officials to fight back.
Craig Pulsipher is the Legislative Director for Equality California responsible for leading the organization’s state policy, budget, and administrative advocacy work. Prior to joining Equality California, Craig served as the Associate Director of Government Affairs at APLA Health in Los Angeles where he oversaw statewide HIV and health care policy, legislation, budget, and political strategy. During his time at APLA Health, Craig led a multi-year campaign to reform California’s outdated HIV criminal laws, helped pass groundbreaking legislation to expand access to HIV treatment and PrEP, and spearheaded the formation of a new statewide coalition to end the HIV, STD, viral hepatitis, and overdose epidemics. Craig received graduate degrees in Public Policy and Social Welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Time: Monday, July 31, 9 – 11am PDT Location: Rep. David Valadao’s District Office, 103 S Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230
Protest outside Congressman David Valadao’s office with Kings County Democrats and activists. The topic for July’s protest will be highlighting Valadao’s votes against legislation to lower healthcare and drug costs for seniors and the working class.
Bring signs, water bottles, and a couple of friends.
Last night our club met for the fifth time at Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant. So far everyone seems to be enjoying the new venue for our meetings and the restaurant has been happy to accomodate our group even though attendance was lacking a couple of times. Last night the room was nearly full and we still got timely service and really great food. Some members also enjoyed the benefit of the full service bar.
We kicked off our meeting with our social segment and noticed that everyone is really enjoying this time to network, exchange ideas, and make new contacts. Patty brought more fruit from her garden and there were a few new faces in person this time. We also had a first timer at our meeting who joined the club and donated $100! Steven is a Marine veteran and we are happy to welcome him as our newest member. Thank you for your service to our country.
Last night we had Robin Johnston McGehee as our guest speaker to talk about the recently approved city LGBTQ+ Liaison and the funds designated for Fresno County EOC and other LGBTQ community organizations in the area. Click below to watch her very informative talk about this and other things happening in our community.
We also had EJ Hinojosa at our meeting, candidate for Fresno County Supervisor District 3. EJ is an ally of our community and is asking for our support.
Join us for our July meeting with special guest speaker Robin Johnston McGehee.
Robin co-founded GetEQUAL, co-directed the National Equality March in 2009, and organized “Meet In The Middle” in 2009, among many other political, professional, and personal accomplishments. GetEQUAL, along with Robin, Lt. Dan Choi, and others risking their lives and careers, helped bring about the demise of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. Years ago Robin once handcuffed herself to the fence of the whitehouse for the cause, and last year she was invited to, and attended, the signing of the “Respect For Marriage Act” by President Joe Biden at the White House.
Please join us for our monthly meeting back in a restaurant. Everyone is invited to order dinner and/or drinks during our social and “hot topic” segment from 5:30pm until 6:00pm, after-which we’ll call the meeting to order and continue with our agenda while you enjoy your dinner. Location: Los Amigos…