Laura Ricketts is a lawyer, a philanthropist, a businesswoman and the first openly LGBT co-owner of an American major-league sports franchise. She is also an activist who supports LGBT and Democratic causes.
Jess O’Connell is a national political strategist who works to advance progressive candidates, policies and organizations. She was the executive director of Emily’s list and the first openly LGBT CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“We’re bringing people in,” says Lucas Acosta, national press secretary for campaigns at HRC. “We are making sure that every person is getting out to vote, but also the people who have been voting and have been voting consistently — we need to move them up the ladder of engagement.”
We need to talk about the mayor. No, I don’t mean Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. Or the obscurely known Mayor Wayne Messam of Miramar, Florida. I’m referring to openly gay Mayor Pete Buttegieg of South Bend, Ind.
Charlotte organizers say events ranging from the #MeToo disclosures about sexual assault and harassment to federal, state and local challenges to reproductive rights could mobilize an even bigger turnout in 2018.
The Democratic National Party has hired Jess O’Connell as its CEO and first lesbian to hold the office and the National Center for Transgender Equality has announced that it has transgender documents and support for those who are considering and going through a transition.
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