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Win GLBT Rights! Registration Opens for Power Summit ’03 Leadership Training

Date: 
February 20, 2003

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Presents First of Two 2003 Organizer Trainings: Ohio Valley GLBT Power Summit

WHAT: Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) Power Summit. This intensive three-day training and action program is for dedicated people who are looking for advanced level training to be better GLBT leaders and those looking for strategies and skills to win GLBT rights even when facing right wing attacks.

WHEN: April 25-27, 2003

WHERE: In the Ohio Valley, at the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Waterfront, in Covington, Kentucky.

WHY: GLBT communities across the country struggle to achieve full equality on a daily basis. The battle takes place on many fronts, including fighting vicious anti-GLBT ballot measures, passing pro-GLBT legislation, creating financially strong organizations with a diverse membership, and building deeper and more powerful alliances across race, class, and gender lines. The NGLTF Power Summit focuses on three specific sets of skills: 1) how to win elections that matter to the GLBT community, and build volunteer teams and leadership teams on a much larger scale; 2) how to raise much more money for the organization or cause that you most care about; and 3) how to pass a local law that advances GLBT equality, and build lasting coalitions in our communities.

HOW: A non-refundable fee of $100.00 is required to cover basic meeting costs. Lunch is provided each day. Participants are responsible for their travel, other food and lodging costs. NGLTF has limited scholarships available to those unable to pay their full registration fees. Additionally, participants must make a commitment to put the training to use when they return home. Enrollment is limited.

CONTACT: For more information, please e-mail NGLTF Organizer Sarah Reece at sreece@ngltf.org or call 212-604-9830 x13 to schedule a meeting.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT NGLTF TRAINING:

"Thank you for helping us do the things we didn't think we could do. Your help truly changed the world for many Tacomans. I will always remain proud and honored to have worked with you to defeat Initiative 1." -- Laurie Jinkins, former co-chair of the No on Initiative 1 campaign & 2002 Power Summit participant

"It was through the NGLTF campaign trainings that I personally learned the skills I needed to work on this campaign. And the NGLTF leadership training in Spring 2002 produced a whole wave of excited individuals who felt ready to tackle a serious leadership role in the campaign, giving us the boost that jump-started our successful field operations." -- Georg Ketelhohn, SAVE Dade Campaign Manager, Miami, FL

"The training was phenomenal. NGLTF's expertise helped me go out and effectively train my people -- GLBT People of Color -- to be better organizers in our own communities." -- Wanda Alston, 2002 Washington, D.C. training participant

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.