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July 2009 E-newsletter

In this issue: More Victories to Come and Uniendo a Las Comunidades


New Banner 2009

Dear Friend,

Summer is finally here and we are excited to roll out our fourth VOTE Project and our new website. Later this month we will welcome close to 400 activists and organizers to our 19th CSTI (Community Strategic Training Initiative). If you are not registered for CSTI but will be in Portland, we hope you can join us for a celebration dinner on August 1. Tickets are available online. See you soon if you are registered for CSTI.

Dan Petegorsky, Executive Director

Sarah VOTEMore Victories to Come!

Last month marked many turning points – the escalation of the health care debate, the passing of a pop star, the first day of summer. At the Center, we are celebrating the smashing success of our third VOTE (Voter Organizing, Training & Empowerment) Project and rolling our our fourth VOTE Project. Read more...

Uniendo a Las ComunidadesUniting Communities Cover

Hace unos meses publicamos la versión en inglés de Uniendo a Las Comunidades, un resumen de nuestro trabajo con las organizaciones que funcionan en las comunidades de color y que TIENEN tenían interés en promover la igualdad LGBTQ. Ya tenemos ¡Uniendo a Las Comunidades en español! Léalo para ver que el cambio sí es posible en nuestras organizaciones. Este resumen explica las estrategias que implementaron estas organizaciones para hacer su trabajo más inclusivo de los miembros LGBTQ, junto con unos resultados concretos que lograron por haber participado en el proyecto.
Haga clic aquí para la versión en español o aquí para la versión en inglés.


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