Equality Texas invites you to participate in YOUR government and to come to Austin on Monday, March 11, 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 for Equality Texas Lobby Day is free, but advanced registration is required in order to prepare constituent-matched materials and make strategic lobbying team assignments. Equality Texas will provide breakfast and lunch.
Schedule of Events:
8:30 am - 10:00 am Registration (First United Methodist Church)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Breakfast/Introductions
10:00 am - 11:00 am Lobby Training
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Press Conference (Capitol South Steps)
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch (First United Methodist Church)
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Lobbying (Capitol)
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Debrief (First United Methodist Church)
DFW Metroplex: Our friends at the Colin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance have organized a bus coming from the DFW metroplex, space is limited. Reserve your space here.
Houston: Our friends at the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, with help from the Transgender Foundation of America, Houston Stonewall Young Democrats and Log Cabin Republicans of Houston have organized a bus from Houston, space is limited. Reserve your space here.
Both Megabus and Greyhound offer affordable bus service to Austin from most cities in Texas. The Megabus station in Austin is on Whitis Ave between 20th and 21st st, just a half mile walk from the Family Life Center. The Greyhound station is at 916 E Koenig Ln and would require additional travel by cab or Austin’s public transit system, CapMetro. Metro day passes are available on all busses for $2; cash only.
There are several other events happening in Austin on March 11. If you are planning to stay in a hotel it is important to make reservations as soon as possible. We are trying to maintain a list of hotels with available rooms here.
Parking is available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto located between Trinity and San Jacinto Streets at 12th and 13th streets. Parking is free for the first two hours and $1.00 for each half hour thereafter (maximum daily charge: $8.00); accessible parking is available with accessible routes to the Capitol. Metered spaces are available throughout the capitol complex. We strongly encourage carpooling and the use of public transit.
Check-in, breakfast & training will be at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center at 1300 Lavaca Street. Lobbying visits will be in the State Capitol.