Monday, March 11, 2013

Advancing Equality on the Hill

Posted By on Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 1:52 PM

For nine consecutive years, the Tennessee Equality Project has dedicated a day to lobbying state lawmakers in favor of bills that advance equality and against bills that take away equal rights or promote discrimination.

On Tuesday, March 12th, the Shelby County Committee will be joining other TEP committees from across the state in Nashville for Advancing Equality on the Hill Day.

The event begins with a light breakfast and policy briefing at the Rhymer Gallery in downtown Nashville at 8:30 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., the group will head to Legislative Plaza for individual appointments with lawmakers.

There's also a TEP Foundation and Clergy for Justice anti-bullying prayer breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Legislative Plaza cafeteria. Clergy and other guests will hear presentations on school bullying issues to help them advocate for safe schools in Tennessee.

TEP will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. at the top of the escalator in Legislative Plaza to discuss important legislation and to make public the Tennessee Human Rights Statement, which provides a contrast to discriminatory legislation filed this session.

For more information, see the event's Facebook page.

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