Veteran political strategist Valerie Ploumpis has been hired by Equality California as its first national policy director in light of the unprecedented threat to LGBT civil rights represented by the incoming Donald Trump Administration & 115th Congress. Ploumpis will lead Equality California’s legislative & administrative programs in Washington, D.C. Rick Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California stated, “We’re thrilled that Valerie will move into this new role leading our federal advocacy efforts. Now more than ever, California is positioned as a bastion of LGBT civil rights & as a beacon of hope in Donald Trump’s America. Valerie will play an instrumental role as we fight attacks on the Affordable Care Act that so many LGBT people rely on, on undocumented immigrants & on the LGBT community in general.” Valerie Ploumpis concluded, “As a native Californian & long-time DC resident, I am thrilled to be joining Equality California at this critical juncture. With the incoming Trump Administration & the 115th Congress, Equality California will be on the ground to defend the programs on which every LGBT Californian, our families & our communities rely. The stakes are high but so is our resolve and passion.” Ploumpis is a political expert with more than two decades of experience in issue-advocacy campaigns, grassroots education & mobilization, coalition building, lobbying & media outreach. She serves on the board of directors of OutRight International, a global LGBT civil rights organization & prior to joining Equality California she was a principal at Burnside & Associates where she managed political & mobilization campaigns.
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