Because of you, PROMO is ready for whatever comes in 2018.
In 2017, we have seen rhetoric, guidance, executive actions, legislation, and even violence, targeting LGBT Missourians within our neighborhoods, in Jefferson City, and at the federal level. It can sometimes be difficult to see a path forward. But that is why PROMO is here – to advocate for LGBT Missourians and create change, regardless of the political landscape.
We need your help. To ensure our voices are heard and make an impact in 2018, we are asking you for a gift of $25, $250, or $2,500. A generous group of donors have committed to a $25,000 challenge before the end of 2017 and will match your gift to PROMO dollar for dollar.
Because of you, we will meet our ambitious goal to raise $50,000 by the end of the year! Because of you, we have an opportunity to reaffirm our collective purpose to create a state and country that reflects our values and our priorities.
After three decades in this work, PROMO has witnessed successes in equality, as well as setbacks – setbacks that we are seeing once again in 2017. At PROMO, we know how to continue making an impact even when the political winds shift. This is why we stay prepared, dedicated, and connected to one another. Because of you in 2017, we saw incredible progress. To name a few:
Our community is resilient. We are always ready for what comes next. PROMO is equipped to move – head on – against challenges and defeats, and to leverage those defeats into progress and wins. Because of you and your gift right now, PROMO will have the resources we need to do just that. With your gift of $25, $250, or $2,500, you will ensure PROMO has staff in the Capitol every single day of session, working alongside decision-makers to defeat anti-LGBT bills and to make sure your voice and your stories are heard.
Because of you, we commit to use our political and community strength to build a stronger, more visible community throughout the entire state, one that is vigilant, dedicated, and ready for the long work ahead. PROMO’s approach is strategic and precise, with the ability to react to immediate threats while always looking ahead. Because of you, we can make each step count. Because of you and your support now and in 2018, PROMO commits to:
- Proactively move forward pro-equality bills in Jefferson City.
- Defend equality and defeat anti-LGBT bills and actions statewide.
- Work with local municipalities to identify and implement additional ways to protect and affirm you and the LGBT community where you live and work.
- Further increase our intersectional work to partner with and stand alongside communities of color, older adults, and other local and statewide communities, particularly in rural Missouri.
- Help LGBT individuals and their families file complaints and seek resources when they have faced discrimination, harassment, or violence.
- Expand our SAGE services to LGBT older adults in more areas of the state, delivering important support and referral services.
- And more!
Please consider renewing your support today with an end of the year gift of $25, $250, or $2,500, dedicated to PROMO’s mission. With each step toward equality, we choose love over fear. Resilience over defeat. Determination over hesitation. Thank you for your partnership in this pursuit. #BecauseOfYou
P.S. Make your gift to PROMO today and double the impact! Alison Gee and Mary Sue Rosenthal, Anthony AG Angel and Tad Mathews, Lisa and Rick Martin, Mark Bernstein, Mark Turpin and Matthew Ellis, Mark Utterback, and Steven Goldberg and JD Brooks have combined their gifts of $25,000 as a dollar for dollar challenge to your gift by the end of the year. Double your impact today!