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Mon, Mar 07, 2011
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Equality Texas Lobby Day 2011


All roads to equality lead to the Texas Capitol on March 7th.

Lobby Day is March 7th

Effective participation is one of the many cornerstones of our democracy. Your state legislators are meeting in Austin right now determining the fate of our great state.

Equality Texas invites you to participate in YOUR government and to come to Austin Monday, March 7, to meet face-to-face with those who represent YOU!

This is an opportunity for YOU to ask state leaders to pass inclusive policies that protect all children, end discrimination and strengthen relationships.

Registration:

Registration for EQTX Lobby Day is free, but advanced registration is required in order to prepare constituent-matched materials and make strategic lobbying team assignments. EQTX will provide free breakfast and lunch.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, March 7
Equality Texas Lobby Day
Check-in at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center (FUMC)
1300 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX. 78701

Time Activity Location

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and Check-In

FUMC Family Life Center

9:00 a.m.- 9:45 a.m.

Group Photo and Press Conference

South Steps of the Capitol

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Lobby Training

FUMC Family Life Center

11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Team Lobby Visits

Assigned Capitol Offices

12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

FUMC Family Life Center

1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Team Lobby Visits

Assigned Capitol Offices

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thank you letters and debrief

FUMC Family Life Center


 

Click here for Lobby Day FAQs

Click here for 2011 Lobby Day Partners

Educate Yourself:

Before coming to Equality Texas Lobby Day you may want to read about the bills pending before lawmakers that could impact YOU!

SB 245- Comprehensive Anti-bullying legislation; authored by Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.

HB 172- Provides for a study on the effectiveness of the James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act; authored by Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth.

HB 208- Prohibits insurance discrimination; authored by Rep. Roberto Alonzo of Dallas.

HB 415- Allows an adopted child to have both same-sex parents on the child's birth certificate; authored by Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas.

HB 604- Repeals the offense of homosexual conduct from the Penal Code; authored by Rep. Jessica Farrar of Houston.

HB 665- Prohibits employment discrimination; authored by Rep. Michael Villarreal of San Antonio.

Event Location

FUMC Family Life Center & The Texas State Capitol
Austin, TX 78701

Directions

Check-in, breakfast & training will be at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 1300 Lavaca Street.



The registration deadline for this event has passed.

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