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Individual Advocacy: What You Can Do!
- Be aware of the issues.
- Call or write your representation at all levels.
- Attend and be active in PFLAG Norman planning meetings
- Attend and speak up at City Council Meetings.
- Attend and speak up at School Board Meetings.
What PFLAG Norman Can Do
- Help you educate yourself on the issues
- Assist in identifying legal resources if you have been discriminated against
- Offer a community that can share ideas about experiences similar to yours
- Provide speakers for public forums to champion the rights and needs of the GLBT community
- Amplify the voice of one to become many ~ louder and stronger!
- ACLU – http://www.aclu.org/ – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
- Lambda – http://www.lambdalegal.org/ – Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
- Government Information Awareness (GIA) – http://opengov.media.mit.edu/ – (New site still under development) To empower citizens by providing a single, comprehensive, easy-to-use repository of information on individuals, organizations, and corporations related to the government of the United States of America.
- The Hill – http://www.thehill.com/ – Information resource. Help in locating and finding out about elected officials; congressmen, etc.
- Vote.com -<aclass=”orange” href=”http://www.vote.com/”> http://www.vote.com/ – Web pollster for current issues.
- Protest.net – http://www.protest.net/ – Protest.Net is a collective of activists who are working together to create our own media. By publishing a public record of our political activities on the web we are taking a stand against the established media. We are standing up and showing that serious activism is alive and well at the dawn of the 21st century.
- League of Women Voters of Oklahoma – http://www.lwvok.org/ – Organization interested in voter information, civic participation, and current public policy issues such as election reform, campaign finance reform and health care.