SNAP: The U.S. House of Representatives will soon be voting on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) (the Farm bill), which calls for cutting SNAP benefits and restricting eligibility for the program by imposing time limits and expanding work requirements. These potential cuts will gravely impact those affected by food insecurity, including members of the LGBTQ community. The Williams Institute found that more than 1 in 4 LGBT adults (27%) – approximately 2.2 million people – experienced a time in…Read more
LGBT Community Survey: CenterLink invites you to take a new survey about your opinions and preferences, from an LGBTQ perspective. There's power in our Pride! Participating in this study helps open doors-and minds-around the world, and influences positive changes for our community. Previous surveys have yielded 45,000 respondents from 150 countries! You may have seen Community Marketing & Insights quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, etc. Click here to start the survey:
Centers in Action: The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center welcomed U.S. Senator Bob Casey of PA to their building last week, where they had an in-depth discussion about LGBTQ health issues and priorities. Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center creates a vibrant LGBT community in the Lehigh Valley through exciting LGBT arts & culture programs, leading-edge LGBT health programs, daily LGBT youth programs, critical supportive services and an informative Training Institute.
2020 Census: The 2020…Read more
Last Chance: Submit your comment to HHS before the March 27th deadline by clicking here. This is your last call to join over 70,000 other people in telling the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that a person should never have to worry about being denied health care based on who they are. This isn't about politics. It's about saving lives. Under the new HHS rule, it’s not just doctors who would be allowed to discriminate against patients — nurses, receptionists, ambulance drivers, therapists…Read more
Religious Refusals: As many of you know, in January 2018 the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR), issued a proposed rule on Religious and Moral Convictions that would allow HHS to insert a religious and moral exemption into all of their health programs. In other words, healthcare providers could deny care to LGBTQ people, which would be particularly harmful for transgender people, women, people of color, people living with HIV and many of us who live at…Read more
From a trans "bathroom bill" in Anchorage to "parody marriage" legislation in South Carolina, a number of new bills are causing LGBTQ advocates concern. It seems our community is under attack on a daily basis. For me, reading the daily headlines often causes anger, anxiety, frustration, and sadness. I'm sure many of you can relate. So how do we use those feelings to create positive change? By taking action. This is not the time to hit delete when you see an email asking you to sign a petition, write a…Read more
Black History Month: During Black History Month, CenterLink and Center Action Network are proud to honor and recognize the many amazing center leaders making a difference in their communities. Our first honorees are Andre C. Wade, Executive Director of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada, and Curtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of LGBT Detroit. Read Andre's story here and read Curtis's story here.
Immigration: The path to citizenship for Dreamers- the young people who came to the United…Read more
Dreamers Need You: When the Administration rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in September of 2017, roughly 800,000 young people – including nearly 40,000 LGBTQ youth – became subject to deportation. By the end of January, 18,000 young people will have lost their status. This number will escalate into thousands per day starting in March. A battle between Republicans and Democrats regarding DACA and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) resulted in a three-day government shutdown. A…Read more
As this year comes to a close, we at CAN want to say thank you for your advocacy efforts and support. We sent our first action alert out in July and have been consistently expanding our messaging and reach ever since! We are proud to partner with 15 LGBT centers across the nation and look forward to increasing that number in 2018. 2017 brought many challenges. On social media #Resist was the most used hashtag of the year. With a nation divided and numerous attacks aimed at stripping the rights of the…Read more
Tax Reform: On Thursday, House Republicans approved their sweeping tax-cut package. The next step is for the Senate to pass its version, then for both chambers to reconcile their substantial differences. Congress is determined to get this bill onto the President's desk before the holidays. Now is the time to contact your Senators and tell them not to hurt millions of working-class American families by passing a bad tax bill. We've done the work for you - click here to get started.
Federal tax policies…Read more