Transgender Lobby Day– I missed it!

April 17, 2008

I am just now starting to do my own research on Transgender lobbying and organizations out there fighting the good fight for trans inclusive bills and being more proactive. Found this on the NCTE webpage today– these things need to be more public at sites like FTM ALLIANCE and FTMi so more Trans people can help with the cause or raise awareness.

See Below


Were you frustrated, angry or disappointed at Congress’ decision to set aside the transgender-inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)?

Were you excited by the passage of a transgender-inclusive Hate Crimes bill?

Do you believe elected officials need to hear directly from transgender people about the bills and issues that impact our lives?

If so, come to DC for Lobby Day on April 14 & 15!

Members of Congress have said that more education is needed in order to convince their colleagues to vote for legislation that includes gender identity and expression; let’s make sure they hear from us loudly and clearly this year that only full equality under the law is acceptable to our community. Our community needs — and deserves — full protections against the rampant discrimination we face. Will you help us send this message?

We must make sure our elected officials understand who we are and why our community needs protetions agains workplace discrimination and violence. To do this, we need as many diverse members of the transgender community as we can gather, and our families and allies, to come to Washington, DC on April 14-15 to speak directly to our members of Congress.

We must tell legislators why a transgender-inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act is absolutely essential.  We need to share the real story of trangender lives: our need for basic health care and employment; the right to raise our families and have safe homes; and the chronic harassment and violence that many of us face on a daily basis.  Our representatives need to know that there are transgender people living in thier districts, voting and participating in the civic life of our nation.  And we need to show our politicians and the other organzations in our nation’s capital the strength of our commitment to stand up for transgender civil rights.

Join us on April 14-15 for what we are sure will be the largest transgender Lobby Day to date. Last year broke records, but this year we need your presence even more. This year’s event will include:

  • A comprehensive training session to make sure you have all of the information you need for an effective and positive visit with your member of Congress
  • A rally on the Capitol steps for transgender rights
  • A briefing on all of the major public policy issues impacting the transgender community right now
  • A reception at the National Press Club (separate ticket)
  • If this is your first time visiting your member of Congress, we’ll provide assistance in making the appointment and getting you started

Here’s what you can do to help:

  • Plan to come to Washington, DC April 14-15
  • Help organize a delegation from your city, town, or state
  • Volunteer to help make appointments and assist others for whom this is their first lobbying experience; please contact us at to let us know if you are willing to volunteer
  • Spread the word to others in our community by forwarding this information and future announcements about lobby day; let people know why you think this is an important event
  • Raise funds to help people come to lobby day who would not otherwise be able to afford it; you can donate money or frequent flyer miles to the scholarship fund or assist others through a local organization
  • Write about it in your blog or newsletter; send e-mails to your friends and colleagues about why it is vital for the transgender community to send this message to Congress

Participating in Lobby Day, including the training, policy briefing and rally, is free. We do need you to register in advance so that we can plan for your participation and make sure that you are able to meet with your member of Congress. Once you register, we’ll send you a comprehensive packet of information about how to prepare for your visit. Click to register today!

There will be a ticket charge for the reception, to defray our costs and to help raise funds to support this and ongoing efforts to educate Congress about the need for transgender-inclusive legislation. Scholarships are available; please contact us at for more information. Click for more information.


One Response to “Transgender Lobby Day– I missed it!”

  1. The NCTE is a great find, thanks for passing that on!

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