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Join Us in Austin for a Day at the Capitol

2/13/2023 - 2/14/2023

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Day at the Capitol
February 13 & 14

Join the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Day at the Capitol on February 13th and 14th.

Sign up below to join the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce at the Capitol for a day of advocacy to ensure our state stays open for all businesses. Members are invited to join us to talk to legislators about legislation impacting the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community and overall LGBTQ+ community.

Make Your Voice Heard!  Register Today!


Earlier this month, Texas gaveled in the 88th legislative session that will run until May. For the past few months, we’ve been working behind-the-scenes with the Texas LGBTQ+ Chambers of Commerce to plan for the Day at the Capitol in February and we need your support to help make this event a success!  


The Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce have been working on a collective legislative goal: to add the LGBTBE® Certification to state contracting to ensure that LGBTQ+ businesses are recognized and included. Representation matters in state contracting and ensuring the LGBTQ+ business community has a seat at the table. We are also working to fight anti-LGBTQ+ bills and send a message that Texas needs to be open for ALL business and that Business IS Business!

Check out the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce Legislative Agenda for the 88th Legislative Session here.

 
Texas needs an inclusive economy where all businesses can succeed, grow, and thrive. We want to fight for the best business environment and to attract the best and brightest workforce in the country.  
 
Our efforts come to a head on in February 14th for the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce "Day at the Capitol".  We need your participation to ensure the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community is represented during the legislative session.  Help us spread the important message that Business is Business!


Day at the Capitol Reception - Monday, February 13th

Day at the Capitol - Tuesday, February 14th


Schedule:

  • Monday, February 13 – Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at McGuire Woods, 300 Colorado Street, Floor 16, Austin, TX 78701
  • Tuesday, February 14 – Breakfast, Lunch & Visits with Legislators, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


8:00 AM - Breakfast
Join us for a complimentary breakfast with invited elected officials.

9:00 AM - Group Photo
Please follow us to the front of the capitol for a photo of attendees.

9:30 AM - House & Senate Recognition
Attendees are allowed to observe in the balcony the resolution being presented on the chamber floors.

11:00 AM - Individual meetings
Refer to your assigned offices for meetings with your elected officials.

NOON - Lunch
Join us for a complimentary lunch with invited representatives and leaders.

1:30 PM - Individual meetings
Refer to your assigned offices for meetings with your elected officials.

3:00 PM - Debrief & Dismissal
We'll gather one last time to debrief the day.

Location: Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress, Austin, TX 78701

Parking at the Capitol: Capitol Visitors Parking Garage, 1201 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78701 (Entrance is off of E. 12th Street or E. 13th Street)

Hotel:

The Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce have secured a special rate of $209 per night for participants at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin, 303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Book your reservations online TODAY to receive the special rate; deadline to reserve a room is January 30. Hotel rooms are limited. 

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin offers valet parking only. A special overnight rate of parking rate of $35.00 applies.


Can't make it to Austin? Get involved by participating online with the Digital Advocacy Toolkit. Register above and the toolkit will be sent to you. Whether in-person or online, sign up to join the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce at the Capitol for a day of advocacy to ensure our state stays open for all businesses.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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Sponsor the Day at the Capitol! 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community by helping the Texas LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce have a strong voice in Austin. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

Please complete the sponsorship form to secure your sponsorship.


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Austin, TX United States
2/13/2023 - 2/14/2023
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