Your President’s Council has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming SEC meeting at the end of January. At this meeting a vote will be taken on making the LGBT Democrats of North Carolina an official auxiliary of the North Carolina Democratic Party.
Steps we have taken so far include engaging each and every of the other auxiliaries, preparing printed and electronic materials for the SEC meeting, opening a bank account, filing papers with the NC Board of Elections, creating this website, attending various party events and LGBT events, such as the Western Gayla and NC Pride (where we registered over 100 new voters). In addition to this, we have kept in close communication with David Parker and others to guarantee their support.
However there remains a need for our membership to contact each member of the SEC they know and not only encourage them to vote for us but encourage them to advocate for us on the convention floor.
I hope to see each of you there at the meeting, especially those of you who are SEC members.
The SEC meeting begins at 1pm, so we will be having an official meeting of the LGBT Democrats Executive Committee at 12:00pm. All members of the LGBT Democrats or persons interested in joining are encouraged to attend, even if you are not on the Executive Committee.
Beyond working on the SEC vote we have been strategizing along with the Young Democrats on ideas regarding our fight against the marriage amendment. We will be focusing on helping with voter turn out efforts. More on that to come.
~ Ryan Butler
President, LGBT Democrats of North Carolina