Join The Power

Our Mission

The Power is an online organizing network that empowers grassroots and netroots activists from every state in the country and from all over the world to fight for equal rights for LGBT people, not on some arbitrary and convenient schedule created by politicians and lobbyists, but right now.

Objectives

1.      To inspire every individual committed to LGBT equality to find his or her political voice, emboldened by the knowledge that no matter where they are or what their circumstances, even the smallest voice standing against injustice, when united with a million other small voices, can change the world.

 

2.       To enable those who can’t participate in traditional activist activities due to geographic isolation, time limitations, or personal circumstances, to express themselves through small but powerful actions in unison with a global community of likeminded individuals.

 

3.      To empower that community with the same sophisticated online tools used by the most successful political campaigns to demand accountability from leaders and institutions at the federal, state, and local levels.

 

4.      To enact federal civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, provides federal hate crimes protections to LGBT people, and provides immigration equality for LGBT relationships.

Guiding Principles

1.       LGBT rights are civil rights. They are not special rights.  They are not religious rights.  They are rights conferred by a government founded on the principle of the separation of church and state to ensure that all law-abiding citizens can participate equally in society. 

 

2.       Civil rights are not a partisan issue.  They are an American issue.

 

3.       Hate is a life or death issue.

 

4.       Now is our time.  We have been told time and again to wait our turn.  Wait equals never.   Change is never convenient.  And no minority has ever gained rights from the majority without demanding them.  

 

5.       Individuals, not organizations change the world.  Political organizations are merely frameworks to empower individuals to make their voices heard. 

 

6.       The measure of the success of our movement is the impact it has on LGBT youth. 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Join The Power”

  1. anna marie Says:

    Gov. Jim Douglas is a disgrace…..

  2. Gov. Jim Douglas is first and foremost an American. Let us not lose sight of that. He is as American as typhoid blankets and ever shifting reservation boundries. He is the hooded mask behind Holiday’s Strange Fruit, and he is God-fearing. He is fearful of many things, among them human sexuality. Gov. Jim Douglas is an American man. The anomoly here is why such a man should be governor of a state: Leadership strives to move us away from fear, and tolerates neither ignorance nor the deformed conceits it suckles. As a leader, Gov. Jim Douglas is a who? or a so what?, and is disgraceful in the manner of anonymity in a mob: If you are not part of the solution, Mr. Douglas, you are part of the problem.

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