Lambda Democrats Announce New 2020-22 Leadership, Poised for 2020 Election

The Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County elected new officers for its 2020-22 Executive Board at its general membership meeting on Saturday, April 11th, 2020.

The 2020-22 Lambda Democratic Club Executive Board includes:

President: Devin Murphy
Vice President: Kelliane Parker
Secretary: Robyn Kuslits
At Large Members: Carolyn Wysinger, Sarah Flashman, John Haberkorn, Joey D. Smith

“I look forward to steering this incredible organization of LGBTQI+ Democrats and allies — the first and only LGBTQI+ Democratic club in Contra Costa County,” stated Murphy, who is the club’s first openly gay Black president. “With the most important election of our lifetime coming up soon, including many critical local county and cities races, it is vital now more than ever that we mobilize the LGBTQI+ community to vote and elect Democrats who will fight to achieve equality for all and advance progressive values in county — especially if they identify with our community. Our club has been very effective these past few years, and we don’t plan to stop any time soon.”

In 2019, the Lambda Democratic Club was instrumental in urging local elected officials to proclaim June as Pride Month in their cities. Lambda members also encouraged officials to raise the rainbow pride flag in their cities to send a strong message that all are welcomed and included in their cities, regardless of how they identified or who they loved. Twelve cities in Contra Costa County and five school districts raised pride flags and passed resolutions, including Antioch, Concord, Pinole, Pittsburg, and Richmond. They were proud to see their efforts scale to Sacramento where Governor Gavin Newsom raised the pride flag at the State Capitol for the first time in California’s history.

The Club also received the Community Ally Award from the Contra Costa Labor Council at its annual dinner. This year, the Lambda Democratic Club looks forward to continuing its efforts of grassroots organizing with diverse demographics in the Democratic Party, including African-Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, organized labor, immigrants, people with disabilities, veterans, students, and women to continue its efforts for LGBTQI+ representation and equality for all.

Join us at our 3rd Annual Courage BBQ

Join us for delicious food, quality conversation, and great opportunities to chat with local elected officials and candidates. Vegetarian options will be available. Our 2019 Courage BBQ is a membership drive. Everyone is welcome. Not a member? Join today! The BBQ will be at Baldwin Park in Concord. A map and directions will be provided with your registration. Purchase your tickets and/or renew your membership here.

New Board Members Elected

Board Elections were held tonight at our first Board meeting of 2019. Last year was full of major achievements including former Board members running and getting elected to public office, working in our communities and city governments, Pride proclamations and Pride flag raising in most cities across Contra Costa County last June, our Annual Courage BBQ membership drive, building coalition and consensus and greater visibility for LGBTQ members locally, Statewide, and nationally during a time when our community at large is under attack and facing institutionalized discrimination. Join us and become a member! Next general membership meeting is February 27th (last Wednesday of every month).

Mid-Term 2018 Election Results Still Coming In!

Here is the link to results being counted in California and Contra Costa County:

The Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County is elated with some of the results so far and we are so proud of all the LGBTQ candidates who ran and all candidates who support LGBTQ rights. Some of the local votes are still being counted so we have not made an official announcement yet.

On a national level it looks like the Blue Wave hit the House of Representatives for a majority and some Senate, House, and Governor seats are still being counted. We can see by the numbers how each vote counts!

Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2018 (Antioch, CA)

Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County Statement on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

If confirmed, Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh will end the Court’s majority on LGBTQI rights and help undermine and take away equal rights and protection under the law that has already been deemed constitutional for LGBTQI Americans.

Make no mistake- the clock will be turned backward for LGBTQI Americans after fighting for decades to win rights and protections against discrimination.

Kavanaugh has been involved in writing opinions on many major issues recently including Religious Freedom, Immigrant rights, Voting rights, Workers’ rights, Women’s rights, and Kavanaugh also disagreed with Justice Roberts upholding the Affordable Care Act.

We need you to join us now and stand strong together and oppose this nomination. Join Us, become a member and help us elect LGBTQI and ally candidates.

Catch the Blue Wave and Join the Lambda Democratic Club of Contra Costa County.