Fresno Stonewall Democrats met on September 13, 2022, to decide on additional endorsements for the upcoming November 8 General Election. Thank you to all our members who came together for this selection process. Your contribution to the club is appreciated.
Congratulations to the following endorsed candidates:
See our Endorsements page for a full list of all endorsed candidates.
Next month, at our October 11 meeting, we will decide on some additional endorsements for races in which the candidate has changed since the June primary and we are also planning a presentation on the Propositions that will be on the November ballot and considering endorsements for those as well.
Doors open at 5:30pm for refreshments, socializing/networking, and hot topic discussions until the meeting calls to order at 6:00pm. Club members in good standing will vote to endorse Democratic candidates on the November ballot. New members are only eligible to vote after a 30 day waiting period. Candidates who receive a 60% vote from members at the endorsement meeting will win the endorsement and will be published on this website and social media.
Candidates Being Considered for Endorsement
Candidates who completed our club’s Questionnaire include a link for easy review:
Keisha Thomas for Fresno Unified School Board Area 1
Veva Islas for Fresno Unified School Board Area 4
James R. Barr for Fresno Unified School Board Area 7
Scheduled Speakers: Candidates for SCCCD Trustee positions
Destiny Rodriguez – Area 1
Magdalena Gomez – Area 4
Robert Fuentes – Area 5
Gilbert Felix – Area 5
Club members will vote at the September 13 meeting to select candidates for endorsement. You must be a member FOR 30 DAYS before you can vote on club business or participate in the endorsement process — so join today!
Our general meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm. Meeting Announcements are distributed to our mailing list subscribers a week ahead of time. Please join our mailing list for announcements and a reminder the day before:FSD Mailing List
Tiffany Woods, Co-Chair of the California Democratic Party’s LGBTQ Caucus will be our speaker at this meeting. [Bio below is snipped from https://www.cdplgbtqcaucus.org]
Tiffany is a wife, mother of three, trans woman, activist, recognized local, state, and national LGBTQ+ leader. She is an Appointed California Democratic Party Delegate by Rep. Barbara Lee, CD-13, (3 terms) and the 1st Trans Woman to be elected a California Democratic Party Caucus Chair as Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Caucus in 2019, and re-elected in 2021. She is a 2021 appointed member of the CDP Credentials Standing Committee. She served as Secretary of the LGBTQ Caucus from 2017-2019. She was selected by Speaker Pro-Tem Toni Atkins as one of eight LGBTQ Californians as a CA LGBTQ Legislative Caucus Pride Honoree in 2020.
An At-Large Hillary Clinton Delegate to the DNC in 2016, she is one of the first three trans delegates to ever attend the Democratic National Convention from California, and a member of the historic first ever DNC Transgender Caucus. In 2017, she became an Emerge CA 2017 and Equality California Leadership Institute Alumna. Tiffany has worked in HIV prevention and Trans Health for 20+ years creating and implementing groundbreaking, innovative, nationally and internationally recognized inclusive health care spaces and programs for transgender and gender nonbinary folx. She currently works at the California Department of Public Health, Office of AIDS, as the first Transgender Health and Community Engagement Specialist.
The Fresno Stonewall Democratic Club, a political club devoted to advancing the equal rights of all people, regardless of sexual orientation, preference, or identity, stands in support of Fresno EOC and the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for holding a Pride Night for LGBTQ+ families and allies.
The attack on the LGBTQ+ community as it celebrates Pride in the month of June with parades, flag raisings and celebrations is an attack on our constitutional rights to seek equality.
The hateful rhetoric and misinformation spread by Bredefeld and his Christian Call to Action seem to forget that he has LGBTQ+ constituents and there are LGBTQ+ Christians and members of their churches. Bredefeld has no right to question members of the LGBTQ+ community on their relationship to God or prayer.
2022 is set to break records for anti-LGBTQ legislation, with hundreds of bills introduced across the USA. The gay community has fought for equality for 53 years, since the “Stonewall Riots”, and we will not be silenced or go back.
If Bredefeld and the pastors were true Christians they would recognize that God created all of us, not just the ones they value.
Marsha Conant Fresno Stonewall Democrats, President
Please join us in person or on Zoom for this meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM. We have a guest speaker scheduled, Election Results Review, and other announcements! We would like to encourage discussion of current events and hot topics during the first 30 minutes “social segment” of our meeting, and then we will call to order at 6:00pm to handle business and hear from our guest speakers.
This meeting will be held in person at Fresno County Democratic Party Headquarters (1033 U Street, Fresno, CA, 93721) or click here to connect by Zoom.
The agenda, last month’s minutes, and other reports are available on our Google Drive.
Meeting Calls to Order – Marsha
Introductions of Members & Guests
Approval of May minutes
Treasurer’s Report – Terry
President’s Report – Marsha
Election Results Review — Carns Consulting
Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade and Festival – review
Rainbow wristbands and FSD T-shirts
National Coming Out Day – October event
Speaker: Lucy Yale – self-declared Blonde Bombshell of Fresno, Fresno State alum, and Secretary for Fresno State Rainbow Alumnx & Allies Club
You can find ALL of our contact information, website, and social media links at our new Link Tree:
Please join us on Zoom for our meeting this Tuesday (4/12/22) at 5:30 PM. Current members in good standing for at least 30 days will be voting to endorse candidates for the June Primary Election. If you’re a paid member of the Fresno Stonewall Democratic Club we urge you you to participate in this endorsement process.
Discussion of current events and hot topics will be during the first 30 minutes “social segment” of our meeting, and then we will call to order at 6:00pm to handle club business and conduct our endorsement voting.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Kat Fobear, CSUF Gender Studies, Trans-E-Motion
Announcement from Fresno Rainbow Pride (posted to Facebook Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 9:44am)
With the blessing of his husband Juan, and with the call to bring us all together in comfort, we will be having a Remembrance and Celebration of the Life of our friend and leader, Jeffery Robinson this Saturday in the Tower District.
All are welcome to join us on the NE corner of Wishon and Olive Avenues in the Chicken Pie Shop parking lot at 11:30am.
We’re asking all to come in their rainbow and Pride best, raise your flags if you have them and accessorize with eyeglasses just like Jeff.
More details to come as soon as they’re available.
*Please note that any funeral services are still in the planning stages and will be shared at the family’s discretion when confirmed.
Please join us for our monthly meeting back in a restaurant. Everyone is encouraged to order dinner and/or drinks during our social and “hot topic” segment from 5:30pm until 6:00pm, afterwhich we’ll call the meeting to order and continue with our agenda while you enjoy your dinner. Location: Los Amigos…