This weekend equality advocates at opposite ends of the state prepared for the 5th annual Advancing Equality Day on the Hill, the Tennessee GLBT community's annual lobby day in Nashville. This year the event takes place on Feb. 17.
TEP Shelby County Vice Chair Latoya Belgrave and Chair Jonathan Cole welcomed Memphians on Saturday to Lobbying 101 at the University of Memphis Law School. The class provides basic information for citizens as they prepare to speak with legislators about GLBT issues.
Today in Knoxville, about 20 members of the community gathered at the Metropolitan Community Church of Knoxville for their Lobbying 101 event organized by TEP Knox County Chair Todd Cramer (third from the left).
Similar events had already taken place in Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, and the Tri-Cities. Another Lobbying 101 is scheduled for this Tuesday for the Vanderbilt community. For more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.
To RSVP for Advancing Equality Day on the Hill, click here.