Pride In Politics

Pride In Politics organizes activities to promote LGBT advocacy and activism within local, county, state and federal political levels. The program's goal is education on political issues which impact the lives of LGBT communities within a nonpartisan approach.

Events include activities to promote political engagement, voter registration, increasing awareness of how each level of government impacts LGBT lives and strategies to advocate for successful political outcomes.


The LOFT's Pride In Politics group is organizing a panel discussion on LGBT political engagement at the local level.

Our speakers will be members of the LGBT community who have held or currently hold elected office. The panel will include a bipartisan representation of political parties and levels of government. The speakers will share their experiences being openly LGBT and working with organizations like the Victory Fund whose mission is to elect LGBT individuals to office.

Also shared will be suggestions of political involvement behind the scenes such as volunteering for a campaign, a political district, phone banking, fundraising, collecting signatures, etc.  A volunteer will also be available to register attendee to vote. 

The Pride In Politics event will be Thursday, April 20th at 7pm at The LOFT. 

Panelist will include: 

Marybeth McGowan, former member of  Peekskill Common Council

Joann Prinzivalli, former Democratic Party District Leader in White Plains

Michael Sabatino, current  Yonkers City Council Minority Leader

Richard Schmitt, former member of Peekskill Common Council


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