2009 Lobby Day participants

Some of the participants in the 2009 Lobby Day on Capitol Hill

Lobby Day:
April 26-28, 2009

This year, more than 200 people participated in three days of activities as part of NCTE's Lobby Days. On Tuesday, April 28, we visited our members of Congress to talk with them about the need for an Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) that includes gender identity, The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Actand more. Please join us next year as we make strides to bring transgender equality to our nation's capital.

Photo: Some the participants in the 2009 Lobby
Day gather on Capitol Hill

Lobby Day 09 Participants

Thank you for your time and energy

Please remember to thank your members of Congress and their staffs by sending an e-mail to whomever you met with yesterday. Here's a sample

Address it to the person you met with and add:

Thank you for taking the time to meet with us yesterday to discuss the rights of transgender people living in our [insert name of district/state here]. We appreciate your time and attention to this issue that is of vital concern to your transgender constituents and our families.

As we discussed in the meeting,

  • Transgender people face pervasive discrimination and violence.
  • Transgender people are not protected from discrimination on the federal level.
  • A growing number of states and localities prohibit this type of discrimination, yet coverage remains spotty and is often not enforced.

We look forward to working with you to address these issues and to create a safer and more just society for all, regardless of their gender identity. We ask that you to support legislation the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act..

[If you were asked a question that you could not answer at the time or need to follow up on any information, include it here. If it is longer than one paragraph, include it as a one-page attachment, remembering to be brief and clear in all of your communications.]

Again, thank you for your time. If there is any way that I can be helpful to you, please feel free to contact me at any time.


Your Name
Organization (if applicable)
City, State and Zip


Take Action

Contact your Senator and encourage them to support the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act


Learn More

Want more information about visiting with members of Congress? Here are two NCTE resources that can help:

Preparing for your visit

During your visit


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