Local 1000 Lavender Committee, Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club Celebrate “Four Freedoms”

Article published on september 23, 2022

In his 1941 Four Freedoms speech, President Roosevelt spoke of four “essential human freedoms” that all people should enjoy: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

These powerful freedoms resonate as strongly today as they did 81 years ago, and several Local 1000 Human Rights Committee members representing the Lavender, Latin@ and Native American committees joined with the Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club on August 24, 2002, to celebrate those freedoms and recognize community leaders whose accomplishments include equitable, inclusive and accountable government.

“We are all proud of this country and are working together to build a stronger community that celebrates and respects these four freedoms,” said Jared Reece, the Chair of the Lavender Committee and DLC 784 Vice President.

Honorees at the event included two outstanding LGBTQ elected officials: State Senator Scott Weiner (Democrat – 11th) and Mayor Lisa Middleton of Palm Springs.  Senator Weiner is a champion for LGBTQ+ rights and former Chair of the state legislature’s LGBT Legislative Caucus.

Mayor Middleton is the third transgender person in US history to serve as Mayor of an American city, and the first transgender person to serve as Mayor in the state of California.

Reece spoke of the Stonewall Club’s goal to build stronger relationships with labor. “We’ve worked closely with the AFL/CIO’s Pride at Work group, and we’ll strive to replicate that wherever we can.”

All Americans deserve the Four Freedoms, and SEIU Local 1000 is proud of the role our members play in protecting and preserving them.

Local 1000’s Lavender — Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor — (LGBTL) Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and programs established by the state directly impacting LGBTL members of Local 1000. Read more about our Lavender Committee here.

The Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club is the home for Democrats who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and allies of the LGBTQ community. You can learn more about them here.