Category Archives: blog

What Do I Do Now?

I started this blog at least 10 different ways, and none of them felt appropriate. How do you tell people that the Federal government is crafting policy that can impact their daily life, but we don’t know what that looks like or when it will affect life as they know it? At PROMO, we have…

Meet Karis: Southwest Missouri Area Field Organizer

Greetings from Springfield! PROMO is known as Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for our LGBT community. With our office in St. Louis, it is vital to have remote organizers on the ground in areas which need us most. I am thankful to be one of those organizers serving Missouri’s southwest region including Springfield. Over the past…

The Newest PROMO Staff Member

My name is Mandi Kowalski, and I am the new face on the PROMO team that you will be seeing at events and in our community. I am thrilled to be joining a team of such passionate and talented individuals who have also made it their mission to fight for the rights of those disenfranchised…

What Is Happening At the Capitol This Week

In 2016, we spent the majority of our time in legislative session defeating the anti-LGBT SJR 39. So far this year, we have been successful in stopping all of the legislation that is specifically anti-LGBT, including anti-LGBT religious exemption bills, anti-trans bathroom bills, and bills that would undermine marriage equality. But our work is far…

A Look At What Mayor Slay Has Done for the LGBT Community

In his sixteen years as mayor, Mayor Francis Slay has shown his true love for St. Louis’ LGBT community. From actively passing pro-LGBT ordinances and policies, to voicing opposition against statewide anti-LGBT bills, to tangibly challenging the state’s ban on marriage equality, and so much more, he has made St. Louis a better place for…

Meet Dan

It is my privilege and honor to take on the role as Program Coordinator of SAGE of PROMO Fund. As a member of the LGBT community, former SAGE intern and volunteer, and future older person I am excited about the opportunity to serve the older members of the LGBT community in St. Louis and across…

What Comes Next for the Affordable Care Act and What Does It Mean for You

For the past seven years, Republican leaders have been united in opposition to the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) despite the fact that the United States has made significant gains since the law was enacted in 2010. Uninsured rates are at historic lows, consumers are satisfied with their marketplace coverage, and the burden of uncompensated care on…

Our Executive Director’s Statement on Title IX Implementation

Last night, the Trump Administration rescinded lifesaving Title IX guidance for transgender students in public schools. While this sends a dangerous message and reinforces an idea that transgender young people are undeserving of legal protection, it does not change the fact that schools are still liable if they discriminate against transgender students. In this same…

Why Join Us at Equality Day

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Are you ready? I know you are. There’s a feeling deep inside you that’s calling you to action like never before. That feeling is your conscious. The calling is to…

Resistance Movement Actions Near You

There is a lot going on Missourians, we feel it is best to put together a large public list of events happening in Missouri. Know of more? Email promo@promoonline.org   Southwest Region Environment Date: April 22 Time: 11am-1pm Where: Downtown Joplin March for Science   Saint Louis Region Immigration Date: May 12 Time: 2-4pm Where:…