From Equality Texas, this month’s Get Involved spotlight organization:
EQUALITY TEXAS’ POLITICAL ADVOCACY
Equality Texas is the state’s leading advocacy organization defending the rights of LGBTQ+ Texans. The Equality Texas team and its members are at the state Capitol fighting for the very heart of our mission. What we do in support of full and lived equality for LGBTQ+ people:
• Work closely with elected officials – especially during the Legislative Session – to educate lawmakers about LGBTQ+ issues, connect them directly with their constituents, strategize on how to defeat proposed anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and prioritize the passage of a statewide comprehensive nondiscrimination law to fully protect LGBTQ+ Texans.
• Empower Equality Texans to prepare and deliver testimony, attend rallies at the Capitol in opposition of anti-LGBTQ+ bills, and coordinate visits with their elected officials.
• Help business leaders understand the importance of creating an economically vibrant and welcoming Texas for all that discourages discrimination and promotes diversity.
EQUALITY TEXAS FOUNDATION’S COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Equality Texas Foundation seeks to engage, educate, mobilize, and train individuals to become civically engaged, expanding leadership density across the state. We recognize that an organization in a state as large as Texas cannot do this work alone. By investing in enhancing the skills and knowledge of people committed to our mission of full and lived equality, we empower them to recognize their individual power and unlock their leadership potential.
Ways to get involved: