Monthly Meeting: Tuesday 3/9/2021

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Guest speakers this month:

Later this month is the International Trans Day of Visibility and we will have Zayn Anthony (He/Him/His), recently elected Chair of Trans-E-Motion, to speak with us about it. After Zayn we have Michael Evans here to talk to us about important redistricting issues…

Zayn Anthony (He/Him/His) is the current 2021 Chair for Trans- E- Motion and served on the board last year as a Member At Large. He also holds the 2018 title of “Mr. Tranz Fresno For Life,” through the Imperial Dove Court of Fresno, and was 1st Alternate in the Mister California USofA MI drag king pageant in 2013. With or without the titles, sashes and crowns, Zayn is an educator, activist and community leader, and is constantly thinking of new ways to help our LGB and specifically the “T” community and allies of all ages through fundraising, workshops and events.

Michael D. Evans currently serves as the chair of the Central California Coalition for Equitable Realignment (CCCFER), which is an organization monitoring the redistricting process of legislative bodies in the Central Valley. He is also a board member of Leadership for Jobs and a New Economy (LJANE), the Central Valley Partnership (CVP) and the Central Valley Progressive PAC. Moreover, he is on the Editorial Board of the Community Alliance newspaper.

Michael has served on community groups advocating for immigration rights, women’s rights, the homeless and civility in media. For the 2020 election, Michael was an area director for the Central Valley with the California Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign. He previously was chair of the Fresno County Democratic Party (FCDP) for 10 years also serving as a delegate to the Democratic State Central Committee and a representative to the California Democratic Party E-Board. (see attachment for a more extensive bio)

Endorsement Meeting:
CADEM Officer and Regional Director Elections are coming up in April. We will be voting to endorse CADEM candidates at this meeting. Club members in good standing and who have been a member for at least 30 days prior to this meeting may participate in the voting process.

Updates & Presentations:
Myra will give us results of the AD Elections, Tyler will update us on the Tower Theater issue, and James Martinez will give us new information on the project to honor Zoyer Zyndel. Committee Reports will be given by our legislative and fundraising committees.

Changes & Updates to “Legislation & PAC Reports”

We’ve made some additions to our Legistlative Committee’s report section here on our website. At this time we’ve included all previous reports in a downloadable PDF format. We’ve also added some links near the top with useful and informative information such as selected YouTube videos to educate you on political processes, a link to our party’s platform documents, a list of LGBTQ congress members, and a downloadable list of all U.S. Senators and their contact information.

Let us know what other changes you’d like to see on our website!

Monthly Meeting: Tuesday (2/9/2021)

Please join us at our second meeting of the year, this coming Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 5:30 PM. Last month’s meeting was a bit long for some of us, packed with many speakers and topics. This month we hope to keep the meeting to a more reasonable length of time!

ANNOUNCEMENT of Endorsement Meeting:

California Democratic Party elections are in April. We will be voting to endorse CA DEM Party candidates at next month’s meeting on March 9, 2021. Club members in good standing and who have been a member for at least 30 days prior to the March 9 meeting may participate in the voting process at that meeting.

Last month we heard from Betty Yee and Diana Love. This month we have the following candidates scheduled to speak:

Rusty Hicks — current Chair, running for re-election
Delaine Easton — former Superintendent of Schools, Candidate for Chair
Jenny Bach — CA Dem Party Secretary, Candidate for Female Vice-Chair
Melahat Rafiei — Candidate for Secretary

All six of these candidates mentioned above will be considered for endorsement at the March 9 meeting.

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First Meeting of 2021!

California Democratic Party elections are in April and we are honored to have the following candidates as our speakers this month:

Betty Yee, Ca State Controller & Candidate for Vice President
Melahat Rafiei, Candidate for Secretary
Diana Love, Candidate for Secretary

Our community lost a very special friend and fellow activist, Zoyer Zyndel, on December 26, 2020. Zoyer was an inspirational person and a driving force among several organizations in and around Fresno. Longtime friend of Zoyer’s, Beverly Senkowski, will speak to us about him and his involvement in our community.

Executive Officers will be voted on after hearing our speakers. Voting will be conducted using the anonymous polling feature in Zoom.

Updates & Presentations:

  • Tyler Mackey will update us on the Tower Theater sale.
  • James Martinez will announce a special project to honor Zoyer Zyndel.
  • Peter Robertson will give a presentation on a new Fresno State Scholarship in memory of Zoyer Zyndel.

Wish List Donations to Fresno EOC

We’ve collected a few items and a little bit of cash for Fresno EOC’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center but we’d like to give them a little more!

  • Sleeping bags/blankets
  • Sock/beanies/gloves/scarves
  • Hygiene Products for Hygiene Kits  – Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash

The LGBTQ+ Resource Center of EOC provides supportive services to enhance the health and well being of individuals of all ages in the LGBTQ+ community. Serving all individuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, HIV, and questioning community members in the Fresno County area.

Items can be dropped off at Marsha’s home (call, txt, or email for address) or picked up by the Board. Please email if you would like a pickup.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation we’ve created a separate ActBlue link just for this occasion. Donations received through this link will be used only to purchase the items on the list above (do not use this link to join or renew your membership, that should be done at the usual link on our website):

We will be collecting items and donations until December 15.

CDP LGBTQ Caucus Meeting Thursday Night (11/12/2020)

From: CDP LGBTQ Caucus <>
Date: November 11, 2020 at 12:11:30 PM PST
Subject: Our Rights, Our Time – And the Work Continues 11/12 CDP LGBTQ Caucus Meeting! Join Your LGBTQ Caucus
At Our EBoard Meeting

From 7:30-9:30PM
November 12th

Click Here to Register to Attend the LGBTQ Caucus Check Out Our Agenda Here or BelowAgenda

Become a member of the LGBTQ Caucus here.

Join our CDP LGBTQ Caucus Facebook Community!