Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus elects new leaders, prepares for Lobby Days

By : Lauren Lee
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ABOVE: Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus’ new officers. Image courtesy Florida LGBTA Democrats Facebook page

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus elected new leadership at Moving Forward Together, the organization’s Winter Conference, held in Jacksonville Feb. 23-24.

The caucus represents LGBTA Floridians as part of the Florida Democratic Party.

Stephen Gaskill was named the new caucus president after working as the organization’s communications director. Gaskill has worked as an independent communications and political consultant and was also one of the organization’s founding members after it was reformed in 2004.

“Our goal is simple: to elect Democrats who support the LGBTQ community and who will enact policies that advance equality,” said Gaskill in a press release. “The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus has demonstrated that we’ll do the work, and we’ll keep preaching that inclusion, diversity and equality are what will grow Florida.”

Alongside Gaskill, Nik Harris will serve as the caucus vice president. Harris has worked as assistant general counsel with the Florida Department of Transportation and as vice president of the organization’s Broward County chapter.

Adam N. Sabin, a certified public accountant for Citrix Systems, Inc., was elected as treasurer and, like Harris, comes to the organization by way of the caucus’ Broward County chapter where Sabin was also treasurer.

Dave Cutler, who has worked for Quest and LabCorp, was re-elected for a second term as the caucus secretary.

All leadership for the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus serves two-year terms.

The winter conference also featured an array of speeches and presentations from several state leaders including openly LGBTQ  State Reps. Carlos Guillermo Smith, Jennifer Webb and Shevrin, as well as ally Rep. Anna Eskamani.

Next up on the Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus’ agenda will be Lobby Days March 11-12.

Lobby Days is an annual event that puts activists and supporters in front of political leaders to urge them to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections for the LGBTQ community as well as lobby for other issues that are on concern to the community. Equality Florida will hold comprehensive training for all registered participants. The training will include: an update on the current climate of the Florida legislature; lobby techniques; and in-depth information regarding the LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice and gun violence prevention for the 2019 session.

You can register for Lobby Days at Equality Florida’s website or by clicking here.

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