Lobby Day 2008
Last year's Lobby Day was our biggest to date. And we are looking forward to an even larger turnout this year as we go to our members of Congress to talk with them about the need for an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that includes gender identity, a hate crimes bill and more. Please join us as we make strides to bring transgender equality to our nation's capital.
Photo: A few of the articipants in the 2006 Lobby
Day gather on Capitol Hill
Sunday, April 13 – Arrivals
Afternoon Arrival and Hotel Check-In
Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, (14th & M Streets NW)
8:30pm Optional Social Hour at The International Bar (inside hotel)
Monday, April 14 – Policy Briefings and Reception
9:30 am Welcome from Mara & Masen
American Federation of Teachers 555 New Jersey Ave NW 4th Floor
10:00 am Local & State Action – Lisa Mottet
11:00 am Privacy Concerns – John Otto
12:00 pm ENDA – Mara Keisling Lunch provided
1:00 pm Lobby Training
1:00 – 1:35 Overview and key points
1:45 – 2:30 Practical Exercise Round Robin
2:30 – 3:00 Debrief and Extra Q&A as needed
3:00 pm Trans Youth – Christina Quiñonez
4:00 pm Family & Marriage Issues – Shannon Minter
5:00 pm Adjourn from Policy Briefings
7:00 pm Reception at the National Press Club (separate ticket)
First Amendment Room , 529 14th St NW
Tuesday, April 15 – Lobby Day
10:00 am Outdoor Rally Capitol Hill Taft Park, Constitution Ave and First St, NW
10:30 am Lobby Visits (12:00 pm Lunch at visitor discretion)
4:00 pm Tentative – Reception and Debrief on the Hill – Tentative
Directions and Map
Click here for a map of all Lobby Day events.
Making An Appointment with Your Member of Congress
NCTE has provided a resource sheet to help you make appointments with your member of Congress. Click here to view online or download the information. If this is your first time visiting Congress and you'd like help making your appointment, please contact us by e-mail or at 202.903.0112.
The Washington Plaza Hotel is our host hotel. Our room block has already sold out and the reservation date has past. However, you can call the hotel directly at 800-424-1140 and tell them you are with the National Center for Transgender Equality. They may be able to extend our conference rate for you.
DC Visitor Information
Information about public transportation in the DC area is available from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Their website includes a trip planner and information about how to get around.
Get local information from the Washington, DC city website for visitors. This site includes information about DC events, neighborhoods, transportation, and more.
Business/professional attire is recommended for meetings with members of Congress and their staff. Also, comfortable shoes are recommended for Tuesday visits, as you’ll likely be walking and on your feet for much of the day.
If you have further questions about Lobby Day, please email or call our offices at firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-903-0112.