2020-05-19
American Humanist Association 1821 Jefferson Place NW, Washington, DC 20036
18:30:00

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  • Start: 2020-05-19
  • Event Category AHA Speaker Series

Join us at the AHA headquarters in DC May 19 Doors open at 6:00pm, program begins 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be available.

What is it like to run for local office as an agnostic in an area frequently targeted by religious extremists? What does it take to win? Karl Frisch will explore these and other issues as he discusses his successful campaign for Fairfax County School Board last year when he became the first openly LGBTQ+ local elected official in the history of Virginia’s largest county.

Karl Frisch is a member of the Fairfax County School Board – the first openly LGBTQ+ local elected official in the history of Virginia’s largest county. During his 2019 campaign, he raised more money from more donors than any candidate for School Board in Virginia history and received more votes than any previous candidate for School Board in his district. On the School Board, Frisch will prioritize investing in student success and safety, inspiring future careers, promoting environmental sustainability, advancing equity and inclusion, providing responsible fiscal stewardship, maintaining high academic standards, and supporting teachers and staff with better pay and resources.