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2020 All Kinds Are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day at the State Capitol
Join organizations and individuals committed to moving West Virginia forward at the 2020 All Kinds Are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day at the State Capitol!
From Fairness WV: “It’s time to mark your calendars for the highlight of the legislative session, the All Kinds Are Welcome Here Lobby Day! We hope to see you on Wednesday, Jan. 23, to show our lawmakers that the LGBTQ community and its allies are a powerful voice in the state. We’ll begin checking people in at 9 a.m. outside of the Senate Chamber.
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“In what’s sure to be one of the most important political years of our lifetime, it’s important to stand together in solidarity to let them know that West Virginia should be a place that welcomes and respects all people. “Senate President Mitch Carmichael recently came out in support of LGBTQ nondiscrimination — a pivotal moment as we campaign for statewide nondiscrimination protections. We have the chance to finally pass the Fairness Act in 2020 and ensure that no West Virginian is discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. But to do that, we’ll need your help. “We’ll host an Advocacy Training online prior to Lobby Day — stay tuned for more details on this. This training will make sure you’re comfortable talking to legislators about issues that are most important to you. “After catching up with all of your favorite organizations at their tables, join us at 10:15 a.m. for a press conference featuring representatives from Fairness WV and our partner organizations. You’ll then have an opportunity to attend a floor session in the House or Senate Galleries at 11 a.m. Following the floor session, we encourage you to speak with your legislators. “Help us send a message that all kinds are welcome here in West Virginia! We hope to see you on Jan. 23, so get registered and invite your friends today! “We'll be partnering with incredible folks from all over the state again for the fourth annual event! We'll have an advocacy training webinar prior to Lobby Day to make sure you are comfortable talking with your elected officials about issues that matter to you.” “Partners: ACLU of West Virginia, Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic, Fairness West Virginia, WV FREE, Call to Action for Racial Equality: CARE Coalition, Rainbow Pride of West Virginia, Inc., West Virginia Citizen Action Group, and West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.”
Kanawha Valley NOW chapter
Information about the Kanawha Valley NOW chapter is available here at their Facebook page. West Virginia NOW also has a Facebook page. There is also a new “Name and Gender Change Guide for West Virginia Residents” available here.
West Virginia NOW
West Virginia NOW has a Facebook page and a web page. "Join organizations and individuals committed to moving West Virginia forward at the 2020 All Kinds Are Welcome Here Civil Liberties Lobby Day at the State Capitol! “We'll be partnering with incredible folks from all over the state again for the fourth annual event! We'll have an advocacy training webinar prior to Lobby Day to make sure you are comfortable talking with your elected officials about issues that matter to you.
“Make sure you join us at 9am on January 23rd, outside of the Senate Chamber to learn more about the organizations hosting this year’s Lobby Day. At 10:15, we'll be hosting a Press Conference and we'll then be viewing a floor session from the House and Senate Galleries at 11am. Following floor session, you'll have the opportunity to speak with your legislators during scheduled constituent meetings until 2pm, then join us in the evening for Beer not Bigotry at The Red Carpet.
“Come stand with us in solidarity to show the West Virginia Legislature that West Virginia should be a place that welcomes and respects ALL people!
“Stay tuned for more details, including how to register for constituent meetings! “Partners: ACLU of West Virginia, Planned Parenthood Votes South Atlantic, Fairness West Virginia, WV FREE, Call to Action for Racial Equality: CARE Coalition, Rainbow Pride of West Virginia, Inc., West Virginia Citizen Action Group, and West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.”
ACLU of West Virginia
Information on this organization can be found here.