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Supporting communities

Through Policy

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

LGBTQ+ communities

LGBTQ USPS Senate Letter

PowerOn signs on to this open letter from Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal urging The Senate to pass the Delivering America Act to protect the USPS - a vital service for LGBTQ+ people - from the attacks of the Trump Administration.

08/27/2020

PowerOn Urges CDC over LGBTQ+ Tobacco Use

PowerOn joined several organizations alongside the National LGBT Cancer Network in urging the CDC to achieve health equity in tobacco control for LGBTQ+ communities.

03/24/2020

Education/Civil Rights Open Letter on the Rights of LGBTQ+ Students and Staff

PowerOn joins GLSEN and other organizations to affirm the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. and call for an end to discrimination in schools.

08/28/2020

PowerOn Signs Family Equality's Letter to Congress

PowerOn joined nearly 200 national, state, and local organizations in urging federal legislators to include nondiscrimination measures in their COVID-19 response.

04/20/2020

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.

08/12/2020

PowerOn Signs on to Letter for LGBTQ+ Rights in Healthcare

PowerOn joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights along with other organizations in opposing the Health Care Rights Law (Section 1557) Final Rule.

05/20/2020

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