In our work to meet basic needs and build political power in our communities as low-income trans people and trans people of color and our allies, we know we can count on you. You show up at rallies. You create art and videos to spread the word and keep our movements in motion. You volunteer at events and in the day-to-day work in the office. You donate money and resources to our collective work. And you get down and party with us.
Thank you for all the ways that you show up and give to SRLP.
We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we’re committed to doing it with you. That’s why we are launching a Grassroots Fundraising Heroes Campaign this winter to raise $10,000. We believe that when our own community funds our work we are stronger, more accountable, and more aligned with our political values and dreams. Will you join us in funding our work together?
How do you become a Grassroots Fundraising Hero? By making a donation of any size, whether it’s $1000, $100, or $10. You can donate online at http://srlp.org/2013gift or by sending a check to 147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011.
We hope you will join us in keeping our movement growing. Thank you for supporting SRLP!
With so much gratitude,
Alisha, Avi, Daniel, Elana, Gabriel, Pooja, and Reina
& the SRLP Collective
- In our ongoing work to repeal the transgender health care exclusion in New York State’s Medicaid policy, SRLP and GLAAD launched a trans healthcare PSA. This month, we led a direct action at New York’s Population Health Summit demanding safe and affordable healthcare for trans people.
- In August, NY State prisons and New York City jails began being evaluated for compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act Standards rolled out in 2012. SRLP is working with our Prisoner Advisory Committee (PAC)—a team of 70 community members involuntarily locked up—to ensure PREA’s safe and effective implementation in New York State.
- In coalition with the NY Civil Liberties Union and Cornell Law School, SRLP successfully pushed DOCCS to pass a new policy in May, providing trans people in prison with a more clearly defined outline of the official procedure to access to gender-affirming healthcare, placement and clothing.
- Coming out in early 2014 is SRLP’s Solidarity in Action: A Guide to Visiting Incarcerated Community Members. This groundbreaking resource was developed by staff, volunteers, and PAC members to support family members, lovers, activists, social workers, lawyers, and volunteers visiting incarcerated community members.
- This fall, SRLP staff, collective members, and volunteers launched our Prisoner Advisory Committee blog, featuring writing by community members on the inside and the outside.
- We addressed the legal needs of low income trans and gender non-conforming people by providing free, quality, respectful and affirming legal services to over 350 community members and increasing the legal advocacy skills and awareness of rights for over 150 community members.
- We provided training and education to over 2,000 students, lawyers, judges, and service providers. Highlights include improving conditions for trans people in courts and prisons by providing Trans 101 trainings for prison employees at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and for criminal court judges at the New York State Judicial Institute.
- SRLP is excited to welcome new staff member Avi Cummings, Director of Grassroots Fundraising, and new collective members, Alysan McCann, Lucas Cuellar, and Rage Kidvai!
SAVE THE DATE!
Small Works for Big Change
March 8, 2014
601 West 26th Street, NYC
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To all of our community members who donate to and support SRLP, THANK YOU!
Your commitment and love make this work possible!