Effective advocacy enables individuals and organizations to shape public debate on important issues. It also ensures that we have a voice in the policies that impact our daily lives. In 2017, LGBTQ+ community centers across the nation partnered with CenterLink to form ActionLink: The Center Action Network.
ActionLink enables LGBTQ+ community centers and the people they serve to act as effective and powerful champions, protecting social services, health care, programming, and the funding necessary for our communities to thrive. We advise our network of changes to policies affecting the LGBTQ+ population, then offer quick, simple ways to take action.
Partnerships with national, state, and local equality organizations give us the ability to assist LGBTQ centers and their communities with advocacy efforts at any level.
All nonprofits CAN and SHOULD be involved in advocacy, lobbying, and elections. Advocacy is the number one way nonprofits advance the issues they care about and help bring systemic, lasting change. Click here to see if your local community center is part of our network. Tell them to partner with us if they haven't already. Then sign up yourself and join the fight for equality.