Transgender Advocacy Day
Please join us for Transgender Advocacy Day on May 20 - 21 in Sacramento!
Participating is an empowering experience that makes a real difference. In 2011 California passed the Gender Non-Discrimination Act and the Vital Statistics Modernization Act. Your stories helped inspire legislators to vote for the passage of those laws.
This year, we will meet with policymakers to show our support for the following bills:
1) Providing Safe, Supportive Homes for LGBT Youth (AB 1856) - to provide safety and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) foster youth by creating LGBT cultural competency standards that foster homes must meet.
2) Trust Act (AB 1081) - to help ensure that transgender Californians are not deported as a result of police mistreatment. This is a critical issue for transgender people of color and immigrants of color in California. A recently-released report on Interactions of Latina Transgender Women with Law Enforcement documents that approximately 69% of Latina transgender women have experienced harassment by law enforcement officials.
We need you to register by Friday, May 4th so we can schedule meetings with legislators.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Marci L. Bowers, MD
Schedule (preliminary, subject to change)
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sunday, May 20th
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Advocacy Day Registration
2:00 pm-5:00 pm Advocacy Day Training
Monday, May 21st
9:00 am-Noon Advocacy Day Training
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch on your own
1:00-1:30 pm Advocacy Day Press Conference
1:30-5:00 pm Advocacy Day Meetings
Host Hotel: The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, located one block from the Capitol 1230 J Street in Sacramento, CA is offering Advocacy Day participants a discounted rate of $109 per night. You must reserve your room ASAP to ensure the group rate. Rooms are going fast, so call today! For reservations call 916-447-1700 and mention the Transgender Law Center for the group rate or you can reserve rooms online by visiting: http://tinyurl.com/7mpbkod.
The Sacramento Airport is located at 6900 Airport Boulevard Sacramento, CA. There are rental car dealers on site and you can also use Super Shuttle to get to the hotel.
Attire For Advocacy Day
Advocacy Day Training:
Comfortable shoes and clothes.
Business/professional attire is recommended for meetings with California legislators and their staff. Comfortable shoes are also recommended for Advocacy Day, as you’ll likely be walking and on your feet for much of the day.