Welcome to the DNC Member Monthly
From the Office of the Secretary, we would like to wish you all a happy Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month! In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, the DNC would like to reaffirm its commitment to working alongside the LGBT+ community. This Immigrant Heritage Month, we're also reminded of the contributions of hardworking people that come to our country in search of a better life. We celebrate our nation's progress and rededicate ourselves to the fight for equality.
Below, you'll find DNC news clips, a Monthly Member Spotlight of LGBT Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes, and details on important events on the horizon. Enjoy!
DNC Member News
- Congratulations to Kylie Oversen on her recent engagement!
- Congratulations to Eric Johnsonon his recent inauguration as Mayor of Dallas, Texas.
- Our thoughts are with the loved ones and friends of late Nebraska Democratic Party Vice Chair, Frank LaMere.
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Monthly Member Spotlight
Earl Fowlkes Jr.
Role: DNC Member, LGBT Caucus Chair
State: Washington, D.C.
How long have you been a member of the DNC?
I have been a member of the DNC since July, 2009.
What got you involved in the Democratic Party to begin with?
I had worked on various Democratic Campaigns since the 1990s when I realized that the Democratic Party was the only party that came closest to caring about issues that were important to me and my community: access to affordable Health care, discrimination, the environment, returning citizens, etc.
What do you do professionally?
I am the President/CEO of the Center for Black Equity in Washington, DC which is a Black LGBTQ nonprofit that works with fifty-five Black Gay Pride organizations around the world. I also Chair the Washington DC Commission on Human Rights.
What do you like to do outside of the DNC?
I love to travel, anything historical, and my former hometown teams - the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.
Welcome to the DNC Family
Adrian Fontes, DNC Member, National Democratic County Officials
Ron Galperin, DNC Member, National Democratic Municipal Officials
Candace Mumm, DNC Member, National Democratic Municipal Officials
Rusty Hicks, Chair, California Democratic Party
Paula Hawks, Chair, South Dakota Democratic Party
Randy Seiler, Vice Chair, South Dakota Democratic Party
Ben Wikler, Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Felesia Martin, Vice Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Thank You for Your Service
Arlanda Williams, Outgoing DNC Member, National Democratic County Officials
Anita Bonds, Outgoing DNC Member, National Democratic Municipal Officials
Ann Tornberg, Outgoing Chair, South Dakota Democratic Party
Bill Roe, Outgoing Vice Chair, South Dakota Democratic Party
Suzie Nakasian, Outgoing DNC Member, National Democratic Municipal Officials
Martha Laning, Outgoing Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin
David Bowen, Outgoing Vice Chair, Democratic Party of Wisconsin
Daniel Quitugua, Outgoing Vice Chair, Democratic Party of the Northern Marianas
Bryce Bennett, Outgoing Vice Chair, Montana Democratic Party