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The ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including women, people of color, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people, mental-health patients, prisoner, people with disabilities, immigrants and the poor.

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The ACLU¬†of Missouri defends civil liberties and the principles of equality and justice in eastern Missouri through its Litigation, Legislative and Public Education Programs. The ACLU was founded in 1920 as the first public interest law firm of its kind, and is recognized as the country’s foremost advocate of individual rights.

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Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.

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As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues.

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Illinois Unites for Marriage is a grassroots effort to promote marriage equality in Illinois through raising awareness, volunteer efforts, and contacting legislators.

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The mission of the Log Cabin Republicans is to work within the Republican Party for the equal rights of all Americans, including gay men and women. We are loyal Republicans. Polls show one-third of gay and lesbian voters support fair-minded Republican candidates. We represent an important part of the American family speaking up as a powerful conservative voice for fairness.

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We bolster the strength of local LGBT activism in rural enclaves, small towns and cities nationwide. We build grassroots political muscle at every level by training activists, strengthening the infrastructure of local and state allies and organizing broad-based campaigns creating public support for full equality of LGBT people.

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We are a national network of Old Lesbians over age 60 working to make life better for Old Lesbians through support networks and by confronting ageism in our communities and our country using education and public discourse as primary tools. Our national organization is directed by a Steering Committee that works to form and support local groups who will work in their own communities. We believe that we have a great deal of wisdom, experience and strength to share with our communities as well as among ourselves.

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