We’ve made historic progress for equal rights, passing better legislation against hate crimes, and protecting marriage equality — but the LGBTQ community still isn’t protected. In 28 states across the country, it’s still legal to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
And with President Trump in the White House, it seems the forces of reaction and opponents of progress have gotten bolder, stronger and more entrenched. They aren’t just standing in the way of meaningful progress — they’re looking to roll back many of the important victories we’ve fought so hard to win.
Overcoming these forces means not only getting people on our side, but getting thousands or even millions of people involved, united and ready to speak out with one voice, calling on decision makers to do what’s right.
In other words, if we want to see real change happen, it will take people power. That’s what Fund for Equality is all about — being leaders in building people power to bring about real and lasting change in our country.
Think about when change does happen — whether it’s to move the ball forward or holding the line for equal rights. You might see the president, a governor or the courts in the headlines, like when the Defense of Marriage Act was repealed.
But the real story often takes place behind the scenes, when thousands or even millions of people make their voices heard through petitions, emails, small donations and face-to-face meetings to hold decision-makers accountable to equal rights for the LGBTQ community.
That’s people power. That’s what it takes to win real change, and that's what you’ll help deliver with Fund for Equality.
Whether you’re a canvass director or canvasser, you’re an integral part of a group committed to building a strong campaign to win on the real challenges and problems we face.