CAN Newsletters

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 

 

A Message from CenterLink's CEO Lora Tucker:

As we move into 2019, I would like to wish everyone Happy New Year! I am so proud of our Center Action Network (CAN) and the work that we have accomplished together. Thanks to your support in 2018, we were able to not only defend hard-won protections but set a course for a pro-active policy agenda. It was a difficult year for LGBTQ equality, and we saw attacks from the Administration every month.  However, we were able to build a strong grassroots/local voice…

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Thank You For A Great Year 

 

This past year, we worked together to mobilize, advocate for, and educate thousands of members of the LGBTQ community and our allies.  People of all ages, cultures, and religions participated in our #PromoteTheVote campaign, sign-on letters, public comment requests, and webinars.  Here's an overview of how your actions – and the actions of your local LGBTQ center – enabled us to be a loud voice in the fight for equality in 2018.  You rose to the challenge, and we thank you for your dedication and hard…

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 

 

 

LGBT Action Link News:  Tuesday November 27th, 2018

 

Open Enrollment:  Are you looking for health insurance for 2019?  We've got you covered!  To help you understand your options, you can make an appointment with an LGBT-friendly expert who can help you enroll for free.

Don’t forget that most people can find health insurance for under $75/month so check out your options by heading to HealthCare.gov to see if you qualify for savings.  Don't forget, most states' open enrollment period ends on…

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Tuesday October 23rd, 2018 

 

 

Hello everyone,

Midterm elections are just 2 weeks away,  and you're probably getting bombarded with campaign ads and reminders to vote.  I won't give you a lecture about how important voting is, but I do want to remind you that it's one of the most fundamental rights in our democracy.  The consequences of congressional and local races can reverberate for a long time, and this year's elections are particularly vital for preserving LGBTQ rights.  There's a lot at stake on November 6th.  See you at

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Tuesday October 9th, 2018 

October is LGBT History Month, a time dedicated to recognizing important moments in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Encompassing a number of historically important days, this October is set to remind both the LGBT and wider communities of important roles LGBT people have taken in creating the social, legal, and political worlds we live in today.  Check out this list of events...maybe they'll inspire you to get involved at your local community center. -Tanya Witt

National

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Tuesday September 11th, 2018 

 

#PromoteTheVote:  There are fewer than 60 days until the midterm elections. If we’re going to elect representatives who stand for equality, we need all hands on deck. Volunteer with a campaign. Make sure your family members are registered to vote. Bring a friend with you to the polls.  This year's midterm elections are particularly vital for preserving LGBTQ rights.  Here's a look at some of the major anti-LGBTQ policies we've battled within the last few years.  #RememberInNovember

SNAP and the LGBTQ

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Tuesday August 28th, 2018 

 

 

Support Our Veterans:  Did you know that an estimated 150,000 transgender individuals have served in the U.S. armed forces, or are currently on active duty?  In addition, an estimated 134,000 transgender individuals are military veterans.  Recently the American Medical Association affirmed that there is no valid reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service.  The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) is asking for comments from the general public about whether to provide medically…

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Tuesday August 14th, 2018 

 

2018 LGBT Community Centers Survey Report::  Every two years, Movement Advancement Project and CenterLink complete a survey of LGBT community centers across the United States.  This year, 218 community centers were asked to participate.  We are excited to share the 2018 LGBT Community Center Survey Report.  Especially notable is the extent to which centers engage in advocacy.  93% of LGBT community centers participate in educational outreach and advocacy to influence public policy.  Your local…

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Tuesday July 31st, 2018 

 

 

LGBTQ Adoption: Last week, 39 Senate Democrats slammed a House Republican proposal passed earlier this month that would allow taxpayer funded adoption and child welfare agencies to refuse to provide services to children and parents on the basis of religion, LGBTQ status, or family structure.  In a letter to Senate appropriators, the senators urged them not to include this dangerous proposal in the upcoming appropriations bill.  Allowing child welfare agencies to close the door to willing and fully

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