Meeting June 24, 2021

Please join us for our June general meeting this Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm via Zoom

For our June monthly meeting, and in honor of Pride month, we welcome Ellie Turan, Development Director at the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. We will also hear from voting rights activist Pam Mascio about the Ohio redistricting process and gerrymandering!

Ellie Turan bio

Eliana Turan serves as Development Director and Trans Wellness co-facilitator at The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland. She previously served as The Center’s Chair of the Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Subcommittee where she focused on raising public awareness around the Trans Mortality Crisis.   

Prior to her involvement with The Center, Ellie practiced for two decades in numerous industries including the military, the media, finance, and nonprofit. During her time in uniform, she served for six years in the U.S. Army during the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era. However, she came out publicly in 2018 while testifying at Cuyahoga County’s Ordinance 9 hearings, which extended equal protections to the entire county – a precedent for the State of Ohio. A primary motivation for her coming out as a professional was to protest the re-installment of the military ban against transgender service members. 

Eliana earned an Associate of Arts from Lorain County Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Ohio University, an MBA from Norwich University, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Management/Finance from Walden University. 

Pam Mascio bio

Pam Mascio is a life-long grassroots activist. In past years, she focused on women’s rights and women’s health issues, including serving as President of the Northeast Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure from 2002 -2008. She is now a voting rights activist. She is the Organizer of WAKE, a progressive grassroots group based in Portage County. a Portage County Democratic Precinct Leader for Aurora, and Leadership Volunteer for Mobilize the Vote NEO. She is the Team Lead for inner city voter registration/engagement in partnership with CHMA, and the United Fairlines Call Team Leader. She is also an active member of Fair Districts, All on the Line, Ohio Voter Rights Coalition, and Ohio Progressive Action Leaders.

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14532 Lake Avenue
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