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.
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!