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Hundreds of advocates to lobby U.S. Congress during Creating Change

January 20, 2012

Ever feel like your voice isn’t heard by people in power? We’re giving you an opportunity to fix that. Sign up for our first-ever Creating Change Lobby Day and speak directly to your senators to advocate for change. You’ll be joined by hundreds of other individuals spreading the same message in our nation’s Capitol.

Task Force staff rallies at the Capitol. Photo credit: Julie Childs

This first-ever Lobby Day happens on January 26, 2012 at the U.S. Capitol as part of the 24th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.

We’ll start the day with a training session in Baltimore, Md., to make sure you’re the most effective agent for change during your day in the halls of Congress. Then we’ll feed you lunch — a well-fed lobbyist is a great lobbyist! — and get on the bus to Capitol Hill.

Together, we’ll deliver our message loud and clear: it’s time for Congress to advance LGBT legislation!

From discrimination in employment to the need for safe schools, we’ll remind these elected officials that they are there to represent all Americans.

Whether you’re a seasoned activist or a first-time lobbyist, Lobby Day will be a great way to kick-off Creating Change! Not only will you gain valuable advocacy training, but you’ll have a chance to network with other activists and build the power of the LGBT grassroots.

We can’t wait to have you as our force for change on Capitol Hill.

Get yourself registered for Creating Change and signed up for Lobby Day by going to “Additional Creating Change Conference Detail” and then selecting “First-Ever Creating Change Lobby Day” from the menu for Thursday, Jan. 26. We’ll see you in Baltimore! You can also email Lobby Day Coordinator Wes Garson at wgarson@thetaskforce.org.

We are very thankful to the many organizations that have helped with Lobby Day this year. We especially want to thank the National Center for Transgender Equality, GLSEN, National Black Justice Coalition, Transgender People of Color Coalition, ACLU, PFLAG, Pride at Work AFL-CIO, SEIU, American Association of University Women, Out & Equal, Campus Progress, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center and the Victory Fund.

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