Community Resources: advocacy

MAGLCC

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MAGLCC) is an organization that advocates, promotes and facilitates the success of the LGBT business community and their allies through the guiding principles of equality, inclusion, economics and education.  The MAGLCC’s purpose is to create, identify and enhance business opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly organizations, thereby fostering a more inclusive and vibrant economy in Mid-America. Currently focused on building the organization’s foundation in Kansas City our future plans call for the MAGLCC to be a resource for the five-state area of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Oklahoma.

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Midwest Alternative Family Alliance

Our mission is to support LGBT parents in the greater Kansas City area and beyond to build families and raise children in a community that is respectful, encouraging and inclusive.

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MASW

The Missouri Association for Social Welfare works to provide leadership, research, education, and advocacy to improve public policies and programs impacting the health and welfare of all people in Missouri. They envision a Missouri that is more just, equitable and democratic and that assures every person’s health, safety, security, independence, human rights, dignity, and opportunity to reach full potential.

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MOJobswJustice

During each year, members and organizations take the Jobs with Justice Pledge to Be There at least five times for someone else’s fight as well as their own. That means joining picket lines, attending contract rallies and participating in other actions or demonstrations for economic and social justice.

Jobs with Justice also works to build skills among Missouri’s key forces for economic justice by conducting local training sessions on organizing and building labor and community power. We also organize a delegation to the Jobs with Justice Annual Meeting which includes workshops on issues such as strike support, global solidarity, fighting racism in our work, art in activism, building student movements and much more.

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Tags: jobs, business, economic justice, racism, advocacy

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. NCTE provides this presence by monitoring federal activity and communicating this activity to our members around the country, providing congressional education, and establishing a center of expertise on transgender issues.

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Tags: advocacy, education, national, trans, transgender, policy, education, organizing, queer, politics, equality

National Coalition for LGBT Health

The Coalition is committed to improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals through federal advocacy that is focused on research, policy, education, and training.

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National Gay & Lesbian Task Force

We bolster the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. We build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people.

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LGBT Cancer Network

The National LGBT Cancer Network is the only program in the country addressing the needs of all LGBT people with cancer and those at risk. Our work focuses on education, advocacy, and training.

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National Native American AIDS Prevention Center

Our mission is to eliminate HIV/AIDS and confront related health and social determinants that negatively impact American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous peoples. NNAAPC seeks to achieve its mission and vision through advocacy and policy development, culturally appropriate research, creating culturally specific educational materials and training opportunities, technical and capacity building assistance, and networking and resource exploration.

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Tags: advocacy, education, get involved, get tested, HIV/AIDS, national, resources, native american, american indian, indigenous, policy

Old Lesbians Organizing for Change

We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians through support networks and by confronting ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools. Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works to form and support local groups who will work in their own communities. We believe that we have a great deal of wisdom, experience and strength to share with our communities as well as among ourselves.

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