Washington State has more out LGBTQ elected officials than almost any other state in the U.S. Our Legislature has more out members than any other. We now have two lesbians on the state Supreme Court. There are many extremely qualified LGBTQ candidates for some of the top races in Washington in 2020. This panel includes several of those candidates, who will share stories of their paths to running for higher office, and what their experiences as out LGBTQ people mean to their campaigns and to their visions for Washington.
Naomi Ishisaka (facilitator)
GSBA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT SERIES
Important elections are approaching, even during the pandemic. Washington's primary is on August 4 and the general election is on November 3, and there are hundreds of candidates running at every level who are looking to share their visions for communities all around the state. In this monthly series, GSBA will bring together GSBA members, candidates, campaign leaders, and political experts to talk about the big issues that can be influenced at the ballot box in coming months. Join us every third Monday of the month and on other special occasions for this free online series.
About our panelists:
Naomi Ishisaka is the Social Justice Columnist for The Seattle Times. She is a journalist and photographer who focuses on racial equity and social justice. Through writing and photography, Ishisaka documents social justice movements, issues and events. Her writing and photography have appeared in The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Globalist, South Seattle Emerald, Heart and Science Magazine and many other publications.