Make Your Voice Heard at LGBT Equality & Justice Day! Deadline to Register is this Friday, April 11th.
On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 join hundreds of New Yorkers who will be traveling to Albany to help win transgender non-discrimination protections, safe schools for LGBT youth, marriage equality and more funding for our community’s health and human services needs.
Last year more than 1100 people traveled from all across New York to make sure that our elected officials in Albany saw first hand the power and determination of our community and our allies. This year will be even bigger. Be a part of this historic day.
Don’t worry if you’ve never lobbied a legislator. Our partners at the Empire State Pride Agenda will provide you with the training you need. You can even get started now by watching these training videos (video 1, video 2)! For some of you, going to Albany means that you have to take a day off from work, and that isn’t always easy. But we won’t win this civil rights struggle unless we all come together at critical moments to show our community’s strength.
We want to make sure that everyone who wants to participate in LGBT Equality & Justice Day can do so. Registration plus bus transportation from New York City costs $40, and includes breakfast, lunch and a snack on the bus. Registration alone costs $15. If you are low-income, a student, or unemployed, scholarships may be available. Please contact us or the Pride Agenda for more information.
The deadline to register for LGBT Equality & Justice Day is Friday, April 11, 2008.