National Day of Advocacy with SAGE
Bringing our concerns directly to D.C.
LGBT elders and older people living with HIV from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., for SAGE’s first-ever National Day of Advocacy on March 13, 2019.
Under the current administration, LGBT rights are under attack. But we’re fighting back and advocating for change. On March 13, LGBT older adults, older people living with HIV, and their allies will rally together and speak directly to their members of Congress about:
- Including both LGBT older people and older people living with HIV as target populations in the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, which provides funding for programs like Meals on Wheels and others that allow people to age in place.
- Supporting national civil rights legislation to protect LGBT older people and others from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Mandating more federal government engagement and coordinated research on HIV and aging.
SAGE’s National Day of Advocacy will be held in conjunction with the annual SAGENet meeting, when SAGE affiliates from around the nation gather to share ideas and participate in training sessions.
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and the founding of the modern-day LGBT rights movement, our elders will send a loud and clear message to Congress that we will continue to fight relentlessly until all LGBT elders and older people living with HIV gain the protections they deserve.
Register Here! but please also register with CBST below, so we know you are going!
To RSVP for the reception, e-mail your name to: email@example.com
To reserve a seat on the bus, you must e-mail: NDOA@sageusa.org Seats are limited! We have a few seats left on the free bus that will take participants to/from DC on March 13th. We will serve breakfast and dinner on the bus.
- The bus leaves promptly from 305 7th Avenue at 5AM (yes, 5AM).
- The bus will leave Washington, DC at 7PM and you should get back to 305 7th Avenue by midnight.
- *you do not have a seat on the bus until you hear back that your seat is confirmed.*
- If you ride the bus, you must participate in advocacy day and also register for that on the site above
Please note, you are more than welcome to secure your own transportation to DC. You are not required to take the SAGE bus, in order to attend the program. The program will begin at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, 50 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, which is just a few blocks away from Union Station, where most trains and buses will arrive. Please note your intended method of travel in the 'Note' box below, so we know how you're getting to the event.
Washington, DC 20002