Like our parent organization LGBT Tech, PowerOn advocates for national policies and legislation to support our LGBTQ+ communities nationwide. We focus our advocacy on getting LGBTQ+ centers funded, supported, and recognized for the vital services they provide our communities. We believe getting LGBTQ+ centers the resources they need is one of the best ways to support the people those centers serve on a daily basis.
Read what policy measures we've taken for
PowerOn signs GLSEN's Civil Rights Data Collection letter to U.S. Dept. of Education
Forty-three organizations signed the letter making recommendations to ensure safe, inclusive, and nondiscriminatory educational environments for all students, including LGBTQ+ and other students who experience marginalization.
PowerOn signs on to MAP's letter to the U.S. Census Bureau advocating for the collection of SOGI data in the ASEC survey
PowerOn, along with 19 other organizations, signed on to a letter by Movement Advancement Project advocating for the collecting of data about LGBTQI+ Americans in the Annual Social and Economic
LGBT TECH & PowerOn Sign On to ACLU Letter Urging Biden To Ensure Accurate ID's For LGBTQ+ Community
LGBT Technology Institute joins a number of civil and human rights groups by signing onto a letter sent to the White House drafted by the ACLU urging President Biden to issue an executive order to ensure that transgender, non-binary, and intersex people can obtain accurate identification and official records.
Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act Sign On Letter
PowerOn joins the Child Welfare and Mental Health Coalition in supporting HR 7947 and its inclusion in future COVID-19 response legislation. The bill would benefit at-risk LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit youth who age out of foster care and/or lose housing.
PowerOn Signs on to Letter Urging for the Collection of SOGI data in U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey
PowerOn signed onto a letter along with 29 other organizations advocating for the next phase of the U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey to allow for the identification of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in order to have more accurate data about the community.
PowerOn Signs MAP's Letter on Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities
PowerOn was one of 56 organizations to support Movement Advancement Project's letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget urging the OMB to expand and enhance
efforts to collect demographic information on sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status
in order to inform equitable public policy strategies.