WASHINGTON – Today the Senate GLASS Caucus, the association of LGBTQ Senate staff, announced its 2018 Steering Committee:
- Co-chair: Robert Curis (Sen. Debbie Stabenow)
- Co-chair: Tré Easton (Sen. Patty Murray)
- Treasurer: Peter Narby (Sen. Jeff Merkley)
- Secretary: Trelaine Ito (Sen. Brian Schatz)
- Social Engagement Director: Hans Hansen (Senate Sergeant at Arms)
- Membership Engagement Director: Russell Page (Sen. Martin Heinrich)
- Communications Director: Wyatt Larkin (Sen. Mark Warner)
The new leadership team was elected by a February vote of GLASS Caucus members, after which the Steering Committee met and elected its co-chairs and other officers. Following the meeting, the GLASS Caucus co-chairs Robert Curis and Tré Easton released the following statement.
“We look forward to a productive year of enhancing membership engagement, creating new opportunities for our members, and serving as a resource to make the Senate a more affirming and inclusive workplace,” the co-chairs said. “To that end, the GLASS Caucus will make it a priority to improve the representation of LGBTQ staffers – of queer women and people of color, in particular – on Capitol Hill. Many offices on both sides of the aisle can and should do more to make their staffs more representative of their constituencies, and we stand ready to help in those important efforts.”
The GLASS Caucus is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization open to all whose purpose is to raise awareness of issues affecting the LGBTQ community, increase visibility and promote the welfare and dignity of LGBTQ employees of the United States Senate by providing a safe environment for social interaction and professional development.
The GLASS Caucus currently has two vacancies on the Steering Committee. In an effort to provide inclusive and representative leadership, GLASS encourages LGBTQ women, Republicans, staffers of color, and other underrepresented staff to apply.