Quorum March 2017 - GSDC Newsletter

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Quorum is a monthly publication of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. GSDC is the voice of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Democrats in the District of Columbia. Established in 1976, Gertrude Stein is one of the oldest Democratic clubs in the District.

Quorum February 2017 - GSDC Newsletter

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Quorum is a monthly publication of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club. Read about the candidates for DNC Chair, the proposed National Pride March, DC Board and Commission opportunities, and one of the founders of Stein Democrats - Paul Kuntzler.

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Women's March on Washington

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Join us Saturday, January 21 at 9 a.m. for the Women's March on Washington. We will meet at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial at 150 Washington Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20024 (a few feet from C St. and 2nd. St. SW). We will make some signs and we will go as a group to the rally point for the Women's March at 10 a.m.

The march starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Independence Ave. and Third St. S.W. The march is a peaceful protest against the professed intent of the Trump administration to restrict and revoke existing social and civil liberties. For more information, visit www.womensmarch.com.

February 2017 Social Mixer

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February Social Mixer
The Gertrude Stein Democratic Club meets at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 13, at Number Nine, 1435 P St. N.W. Join us for a Pre-Valentine's Day mixer!

Membership Elects 2017 Officers

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Left to right: Vice President for Administration Alex Morash, Vice President for Legislative and Political Affairs Paul Austin, Treasurer Justin K. George, President Earl Fowlkes, and Secretary Jesse Garcia were elected on Nov. 14.

On Nov. 14, members of the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club held officer elections. Earl Fowlkes was reelected as president. He will be joined by a new board:

- Paul Austin, vice president for legislative and political affairs
- Alex Morash, vice president for administration
- Justin K. George, treasurer
- Jesse Garcia, secretary

Earl Fowlkes is a longtime mem-ber of the Democratic Party. In 2009, he was appointed as an at-Large member of the Democratic National Committee. In 2013, Earl was reappointed and elected chair of the DNC LGBT Caucus. Earl works for the Center For Black Equity, Inc. As CBE president/CEO, he promotes a multinational network of Black LGBT Pride and community-based organizations. Earl has worked on health, political and LGBTQ issues for nearly 30 years.

Paul Austin has been a GSDC member since 2013. He conducts neuroscience research and analysis in the Anatomy Department at the Howard University College of Medicine. Paul has a biology degree from the University of the District of Columbia and a political science degree from The Universi-ty of Texas at Dallas.

Alex Morash has been a GSDC member since 2015. He works an economic policy researcher for a non-profit progressive center. Alex is a past president of Young Democrats of Rhode Island and has been working in party politics since 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree in political economy at Northeastern University.

Justin K. George has been a GSDC member since 2005. He works as an IT manager at a multinational firm working with financial services organizations. Justin graduated from Howard University with an accounting degree.

Jesse Garcia joined GSDC in 2012. He worked for 20 years in communications, most recently as an Obama appointee. Jesse stud-ied communications in San Antonio, Texas, where he earned a bachelor's degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and a master's degree from St. Mary's University.

GSDC officers are responsible for the management, fundraising, and operations of the organization. These officers constitute the Stein executive committee, which helps facilitate activities including social and political events for the membership and for the District's LGBTQ Democratic community.

Story by Jesse Garcia, Secretary
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club