Lobby Day 2010
See updated schedule below!
|Each year, transgender people, our families, friends and allies join us in Washington, DC, 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 as well as other important legislation. Please join us as we make strides to bring transgender equality to our nation's capital.|
Make your plans now to join us on March 14-16, 2010 for an exciting conference and the opportunity to educate your member of Congress about vital issues for transgender people. Our goal is to make this our largest and most diverse Lobby Day to date. Will you help us?
Registration is now open for Lobby Day 2010. Go to Registration.
Sunday, March 14
2:00 - 5:30 pm Phone banking for ENDA
2:00 - 5:00 pm Policy Conference, Doubletree Washington, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW; Topics:
- Health Care Reform, with the National Coalition for LGBT Health
- Messaging about transgender issues with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
- ID Documents
8:00 p.m. Meet & Greet, sponsored by National Stonewall Democrats at Mova (formerly Halo) at 1435 P Street, Washington, DC; no-host bar
Monday, March 15
8:00 a.m. Breakfast (included for registrants), Doubletree Washington, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW, DC
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Policy Conference and Training, Doubletree Washington, 1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW, DC7:00 p.m. Moving Forward Together reception, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW; tickets on a sliding scale of $50, $35 and $20.
Including representatives from:
- The White House
- The US Census
- The Justice Department and more
- Passing ENDA
- Federal employment
- Implementing the Hate Crimes Bill
- State and Local Organizing
- How to visit your members of Congress, and more
Tuesday, March 16
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meetings (note: your meetings can be any time between these hours)
12:00 p.m. Photo op, meet by Capitol Visitors Center
4:00 p.m. Wrap up reception at Tortilla Coast, 400 1st Street SE (right near the Capitol)--included for registrants
Accommodations in DC
Some of the participants in the 2009 Lobby Day on Capitol Hill
Our host hotel for 2010 is the very conveniently located Doubletree Washington, located at 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. They are offering discounted rates of $149/night for a single or a double room. Register online or call 1-800-222-TREE or 1-202-232-7000 to make a reservation. Our discounted room rate is over; please contact Justin directly if you need assistance.
We're aware that this rate is expensive for many people; DC hotel rates are very high and you'll find that this is a very competitive rate for Washington. Rates are $1 a night lower than last year.
Making An Appointment with Your Member of Congress
NCTE will be making appointments for all Lobby Day registrants to visit their member of Congress, so there's no worry or hassle for you. If you'd prefer to make your own appointment, please contact us by e-mail or at 202.903.0112. .
You don't need to wait for Lobby Day to talk 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.
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.
View our handout on Attending NCTE's Policy Conference and Lobby Days for answers to frequently asked questions.
To help you prepare for your visit, check out NCTE's resources on visiting your members of Congress:
If you have further questions about Lobby Day, please email or call our offices at 202-903-0112 at any time. We'd love to hear from you..