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Contact: Gunner Scott
Trans Advocacy Network is Now Taking Applications for Membership From State and Local Organizations
The recently formed Trans Advocacy Network (TAN) is now taking applications for membership. TAN is an alliance of transgender organizations that work at the state and local level, coming together to build a stronger trans movement by facilitating the sharing of resources, best practices, and organizing strategies.
Transgender organizations that work on advocacy, training, and/or education related to transgender rights are eligible to join as members. LGBT organizations are only eligible to join as members if the organization is actively advocating on issues that directly relate to transgender equality. National organizations and individual activists are not eligible to join. Organizations that are in the process of forming will be examined on a case-to-case basis to determine their eligibility.
In the upcoming months TAN plans to administer a survey to gage and asses the needs and current resources of membership organizations; provide topic based conference calls and webinars; and provide access to materials and resources through their resource sharing program.
There will be several upcoming opportunities to meet the TAN Steering Committee Members and learn more about TAN including: The Creating Change Conference (www.creatingchange.org) as part of a team presentation on February 3rd titled “Stronger Together: A Trans Strategy/Skills Sharing Institute,” on February 5th at the session titled “Caucus for State/Local Transgender Advocacy,” and from March 20th-22nd at the National Center for Transgender Equality’s Policy Conference and Lobby Day (www.transequality.org).
Organizations interested in applying may go to: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFJQYl84eENTcWszdUFpUXVKcURkZ2c6MQ and fill out a membership application. Once the application is reviewed, if your organization’s membership is approved, the organizational contact(s) will be invited to join the TAN members list serve.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://transadvocacynetwork.blogspot.com
Founded in 2010, the Trans Advocacy Network (TAN) is an alliance of transgender organizations that work at the state and local level, coming together to build a stronger trans movement by facilitating the sharing of resources, best practices, and organizing strategies.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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