Protest Outside Rep. David Valadao’s Office

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.

Sign up with California Democratic Party:

https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/569668/

Meeting Recap for July 11, 2023

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.

Contributions can be made through ActBlue:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ej-for-fresno-county-board-of-supervisors-2024-1

Also attending our meeting via Zoom was Mike Barkley, candidate for Congress, District 5. Mike has family members that are a part of our community and he running against MAGA Trumper Tom McClintock.

Learn more about Tom on his platform page: http://mjbarkl.com/run.htm

The club meets on the second Tuesday every month at 5:30pm. See our calendar for details.

General Meeting July 11th at 5:30 PM

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.

General Meeting June 13 at 5:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Artemis Captain Gidram

Please join us for our monthly meeting. 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.

  • 5:30 pm: Hot Topic Discussion & Dinner Social
  • 6:00 pm: Call To Order / Agenda
  • 6:30 pm: Guest Speaker Artemis Captain Gidram

Location:

Los Amigos Restaurant
5088 N Blackstone, Fresno, CA
(on Blackstone Ave just North of Shaw)

Meeting Documents:

Speaker Bio:

Pending

Other:

We’ve had some surprise guests at the last couple of meetings and hope you can join us for our June Pride meeting. Other topics related to LGBTQ Pride Month and upcoming events will also be discussed.

If you have additions to the agenda, speaker suggestions, or announcements to be included at the meeting please send them to info@fresnostonewalldemocrats.org.

More details on our calendar:
https://fresnostonewalldemocrats.org/event/monthly-meeting-2023-06-13/

General Meeting Tuesday, May 9 at 5:30pm

Guest Speaker: Pat Brown on Gun Violence

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.

  • 5:30 pm: Hot Topic Discussion & Dinner Social
  • 6:00 pm: Call To Order / Agenda
  • 6:30 pm: Guest Speaker Pat Brown

Location:

Los Amigos Restaurant
5088 N Blackstone, Fresno, CA
(on Blackstone Ave just North of Shaw)

Meeting Documents:

Speaker Bio:

Pat Brown is a former Stonewall member. She was a law clerk for the federal judge in Fresno who upheld the Constitutionality of the ten-year assault weapon ban that saved lives after the 1988 school shooting in Stockton. She just retired after 30 years practicing Family Law. She is an elected member of the Fresno Democratic Central Committee. She was the only speaker at the 2018 Women’s March in Fresno in front of a crowd of 3,000 to speak out against gun violence.

Other:

We have invited other special guests and hope you can join us at this meeting. Other topics will include the upcoming Fresno Democratic Party’s 10th Annual Fundraiser on 6/3, Tulare County Stonewall Club’s Fundraiser on 5/22, and details about our participation in the Fresno Pride Parade & Festival on 6/3.

If you have additions to the agenda, speaker suggestions, or announcements to be included at the meeting please send them to info@fresnostonewalldemocrats.org.

More details on our calendar:
https://fresnostonewalldemocrats.org/event/monthly-meeting-2023-05-09/

General Meeting Tuesday, April 11 at 5:30pm

Please join us for our April meeting at Los Amigos. Now that we’re 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, afterwhich we’ll call the meeting to order and continue with our agenda while you enjoy your dinner.

Location:

Los Amigos Restaurant
5088 N Blackstone, Fresno, CA
(on Blackstone Ave just North of Shaw)

Program:

  • Artemes Gidram, Fresno Stonewall Democratic Club Board Member, will be speaking on the Anti-LGBTQ Legislation that is being pushed in a majority of states across the Country.

Meeting Documents:

Thank You Lillian Faderman, Sponsors, Hosts, Friends…

…and thank you to all who attended our recent event and for being a part of a fun evening with long time friends, associates, and allies. The evening was delightful, exceeded all our expectations, and attendance surpassed all previous club events since before the pandemic. Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and contributed to this event.

Special thanks to our sponsors and hosts who made everything possible.

OUR EVENT SPONSORS
Democratic Women In Action
Beth Lederach
Bruce Jewell
Peter Robertson

SILENT AUCTION DONORS
JoEl Vargas & PRP Wine International
Marsha Conant
Fresno Reel Pride

FRIENDS OF STONEWALL
Marsha Conant
Myra Coble
Robin McGehee
Cathy Brass
Kathryn Hall
Carole Laval

Special Thanks to our hosts
Richard Jennings & Peyton Bryars

Guest Host
Fresno City Council Vice President

Annalisa Perea

and
Guests of Honor

Lillian Faderman & Phyllis Irwin


and Congratulations to the
Silent Auction Winners!

An Evening with Lillian Faderman

A Conversation about
“Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death”

With Special Guest Fresno City Council Vice President Annalisa Perea

Lillian Faderman, author of Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death, will be our guest at a special event at Richard & Peyton’s fabulous home on March 23, 2023, at 6:00pm. Councilwoman Annalisa Perea will start off the conversations as we all relax and enjoy this intimate talk. There will be some great food and refreshments for all to enjoy throughout the evening.

Lillian Faderman is a professor emeritus at Fresno State where she taught for 40 years, she with her partner Phyllis Irwin started the Women’s Studies Program in 1971. Faderman is a distinguished scholar of LGBTQ2+ and ethnic history and literature. She has received numerous awards for her previous twelve books, three of which Surpassing the Love of Men, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers and The Gay Revolution, have been named by the New York Times as Notable Books of the Year. Her most recent book is WOMAN the American History of an Idea.

Tickets are $30 for Stonewall members, $35 for non-members, and $10 for students. We have VIP tickets for $100 that include a signed copy of her book or you can be a sponsor of the event for $250 or $500.

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Printable Flyer (PDF): Click here

Visit Dr. Faderman’s website to learn more about her
and the books she’s written: https://www.lillianfaderman.net.

General Meeting Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30pm

Please join us for our first 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 Restaurant
5088 N Blackstone, Fresno, CA
(on Blackstone Ave just North of Shaw)

Scheduled Speakers:

Meeting Documents: