Posts Tagged ‘lobbying’

UPCOMING: Statewide Fairness Summit this Saturday!

January 13, 2010

I haven’t been able to post in a while, but what a perfect way to kick of the new year with some big news!

The Statewide Fairness Coalition, a group of progressive organizations around the state (which includes Fairness Campaign, Kentucky Fairness and ACLU-KY) is hosting its second annual Statewide Fairness Summit this weekend, where activists, community organizers and friends of fairness and social justice come to together to make some change in the Bluegrass.

The goal? To create a legislative strategy which includes:

-fighting anti-gay legislation
-passing a statewide fairness law
-protecting GLBTQ Kentuckians from discrimination
-learning to lobby

This event is FREE and open to all who come. Registration is required, but breakfast and lunch are provided. So bring a friend and come!

And, if you’re a student, you get FREE hotel lodging and travel subsides if you RSVP by January 14, Thursday, 12 PM.

To RSVP, please email

Saturday, January 16
9 AM – 5 PM

Paul Sawyier Public Library
319 Wapping Street
Frankfort, KY

Free; if student traveling out of town, subsides  and hotels are available (costs covered)


Tuesday, 2/3: Lobbying 101 at the Univ. of Louisville

February 2, 2009

equalityFairness Campaign, one of Louisville’s largest GLBTQ rights groups, will be presenting “Lobbying 101” tomorrow at the University of Louisville. Like so many other groups around the country, Fairness takes a grassroots approach to advocacy by reaching out to state representatives and regional leaders in Frankfort directly. This information session is great for those who’ve never visited the capitol and need a primer about lobbying. It will also give you the confidence you never knew you had to speak to your local leaders about ensuring statewide equality (and in some cases, thanking them for all of their efforts).

For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 3
7:30-9 P.M.

University of Louisville Student Activities Center (SAC)
Room 303A
2100 S. Floyd St.