Democrats for Equality,
Holy crap… we survived 2020!
Can you even believe it!?
Knock on wood though. Lest we forget, there’s a couple more hours of this year left.
Let us leave 2020 behind us for good and forget about this year like a bad ex!
Save the date for our next Dems for Equality club meeting on Thursday, January 21st at 6:30pm! We’ll be meeting via Zoom.
We are hoping to dive right in with some non-campaign and non-election-related club business.
The San Diego County Democratic Party recently voted to split our North County area into two (North Coastal and North Inland), for the purpose of having an easier time handling the amount of North County endorsement considerations moving forward.
Our first Bylaws proposal that we will consider in January will look to codify those changes for our club. This would add an additional North County-area seat onto our executive board as well as an additional associate member for the club who would represent Dems 4 Equality at party area meetings.
The second change to our Bylaws will consider will be an update to LGBTQ identifying language. Currently, references to “LGBT” or where it’s specifically spelled out as either “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender…” we want to update for more inclusive identifying language. There are a couple places in our bylaws where it references “GLBT” and “LGBTQ+” so there is no uniformity either.
For example, our sister clubs (Stonewall Democratic Club in Los Angeles, and Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club in San Francisco) specifically use “LGBTQ” or “LGBTQIA and Feminist communities” as uniform identifying language throughout their Bylaws.
Again, this second change would be more cosmetic, only updating the identifying language seen throughout the Bylaws. If you have suggestions on what you’d like that to be, please let me know.
I love you all,
Ryan Trabuco (he/him/his)
San Diego Democrats for Equality