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Monday
21
MAY

LGBTQ Advocacy Day 2018

09:00
17:00
Equality California
Event organized by Equality California

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Since the election of Donald Trump, the LGBTQ community has faced some of the greatest challenges in decades. It's crucial that we make our voices heard in Sacramento so that California can continue to lead the way on LGBTQ civil rights and social justice.

Join Equality California and our partners for our annual LGBTQ Advocacy Day. Participants will attend a rally and press conference, meet with California legislators and staff, and raise awareness about critical priorities for the LGBTQ community, people living with HIV, and all communities impacted by the new challenges at the federal level.

When: Monday, May 21, 2018
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Where: West Steps, California State Capitol, Sacramento, CA
Register at: eqca.org/advocacyday

We will be lobbying on a variety of issues important to the LGBT community including healthcare, education, HIV/AIDS, and transgender rights. We will also be focusing on additional intersectional issues such as criminal justice and immigration reform.

LGBT Advocacy Day participants will receive training on legislative priorities and how to advocate for these priorities. Every participant will then engage in face-to-face meetings with California legislators and their staff, urging them to pass critical legislation that will protect and expand the civil liberties of all Californians.

Registration is $25, which includes lunch, training, and the legislative office visits. High school and college students can register for free here: action.eqca.org/studentreg. Participants will be expected to find transportation to and from Sacramento on Monday, May 21st. Please arrive no later than 9:00am.

Travel Grant Information:
Equality California is committed to engaging diverse communities across California. Participants can apply for a limited number of roundtrip travel grants for the day, here: action.eqca.org/travelgrant2018

It is crucial that we make our voices heard in Sacramento so California can continue to lead the way on LGBT civil rights and protections. Join us and our partners to raise awareness about critical healthcare and social justice priorities for the LGBT community and all communities impacted by the Trump Administration.

If you have questions about the advocacy day, registration, travel grants, or accessibility accommodation requests (materials, translation, on-site interpretation, and more), please contact Brad Lundahl at brad@eqca.org.

We thank our partner organizations: APLA Health, California LGBT Health and Human Services Network, GSA Network, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, Los Angeles LGBT Center, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Sacramento LGBT Center, SF AIDS Foundation, Transgender Law Center, and The Trevor Project.