Meeting Archive:
PFLAG Votes 2020: Our Right and Our Responsibility

Meeting Description:
Voting is a right and responsibility for all Americans. And PFLAG National would like to help PFLAG Chapters, leaders, and members get-out-the-vote in their communities. In 2020 there is too much at stake for our LGBTQ+ loved ones not to. In this brand new session we’ll:
  • Quickly review what PFLAG members should do to ensure that they are able to cast a ballot in November 2020

  • Discuss how PFLAG Chapters can help to register more voters while staying within the guidelines set forth by the IRS for 501c3 nonprofit organizations like PFLAG

  • Learn more about the unfortunate realities of voting in the US and dissect some of the most common reasons people don’t vote

  • Reaffirm PFLAG’s legislative priorities, highlight races to watch, and consider what is truly at stake for our LGBTQ+ loved ones

  • Find out how we can help others make a plan, commit to voting, and advocate for themselves on election day

We will also reserve plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jamie Henkel
 Presenter Information
Jamie Henkel
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Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG, she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University. 

Jean-Marie Navetta
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Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project. Jean-Marie is the former Director of Communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including The New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also Media Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX. But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that Philosophy majors can get real jobs.

Diego Sanchez
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Diego Sanchez is Director of Advocacy, Policy, & Parternships at PFLAG National.  He was Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank through his retirement in January 2013 and made history as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, the first to testify before Congress in the first hearing on Transgender Employment Discrimination in 2008 and the first openly trans person appointed to the DNC Platform Committee. With 20 award-winning years in global Fortune 500 companies, Diego earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia, where today he serves on the Alumni Advisory Board.