Please RSVP: THLN Humane Lobby Day Registration https://www.thln.org/thln_humane_lobby_day_registration?recruiter_id=25114
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
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]WHENMarch 23, 2023 at 8:30amWHERECapitol Extension Auditorium (Room E1.004) - Texas State Capitol
1100 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
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