Leneigh Purtell


    Humane Lobby Day is a day when animal lovers from all walks of life, and from all across the state, meet at the Capitol to advocate for animals. No experience is necessary, just a passion for protecting animals from harm. At Humane Lobby Day, we will teach you all you need to know to effectively engage with lawmakers on the most important animal-related bills under consideration by the Legislature. Most of all, Humane Lobby Day is fun! After a full day of getting briefed on bills, special guest speakers, meeting with legislators, and networking with like-minded Texans, you’ll be empowered to take that knowledge back to your community – and you will know you made a difference for animals!

    Thursday, March 23, 2023
    8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
    Capitol Extension Auditorium – Room E1.004
    Texas State Capitol
    1100 Congress Ave.
    Austin, TX 78701

    Schedule at a Glance:

    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check-in at the Capitol
    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Presentation on Legislative Priorities
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Gather on the Capitol Steps
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lunch & meetings with Legislators


    Public parking is available at the Capitol Area Visitors garage at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701. Street parking is difficult to find near the Capitol, so we encourage parking in the garage. Parking is free for the first 2 hours, $1 for each half hour thereafter, and the maximum daily charge is $12.


    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
    303 W. 15th Street,
    Austin, TX 78701-1692
    Phone: 512-478-7000

    We have a block of rooms with a discounted rate of $279 per night and a discounted rate for parking. Deadline to book your room is March 31st.


    Join us For Libations and Legislation:

    Please join us on Wednesday, March 22 for our welcome reception to kick off Humane Lobby Day! Advocates throughout the state will come together to lobby for the humane treatment of animals. Enjoy vegan apps and drinks as we celebrate coming together for the animals!


    What should I wear to Humane Lobby Day?

    We are all for wearing comfortable clothing and shoes on Humane Lobby Day. Casual clothes, including casual business attire, boots, and jeans are all acceptable. To make the best possible impression on legislators, we discourage wearing flip-flops, shorts, or gym wear

    Become A Sponsor!

    Would you like to be a Humane Lobby Day Hero by sponsoring a portion of the program? THLN Humane Lobby Day sponsorship opportunities include displaying the sponsor’s name on Humane Lobby Day materials and an opportunity to introduce a Guest Speaker.

    To become a sponsor, or if you have any additional questions, please contact Shelby Bobosky: [email protected]

    March 23, 2023 at 8:30am
    Capitol Extension Auditorium (Room E1.004) - Texas State Capitol
    1100 Congress Ave
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States
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  • Volunteer


    THLN is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to join in our mission to advocate for Texas animals by effecting systemic change. If you’ve got a passion for animals and want to contribute to making a tangible difference in thousands of Texas animal’s lives, volunteer with us and become part of the most powerful statewide network for animals.

    With a variety of volunteer opportunities available, you’re bound to find something that suits your interests, talents and schedule.

    Please fill out the form linked below to get started, and make sure to check out our upcoming events!

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