Schedule set for Advancing Equality Day on the Hill


TEP is preparing for the third annual Advancing Equality Day on the Hill on Feb. 20. The group has been holding training sessions in preparation for the day. The lobbying day will start at 8:30 a.m.  Organizers describe it as "a day in Nashville meeting with your legislators to express your views on proposed legislation affecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community."

Advancing Equality Day on the Hill will be held on Tuesday, February 20.

A reception for equality advocates attending Advancing Equality Day on the Hill will be held at Tribe on Monday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Tennessee Equality Project has announced several meetings with legislators.  The meeting times are below. If you are interested in participating, contact TEP at [email protected].

The day begins at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center: TPAC’s Johnson Theatre, 505 Deadrick Street, Nashville.

8-8:25 AM—Registration and Light Refreshments
8:25 AM—AE Day Welcome—Christopher Sanders, TEP Board Chair
8:30 AM—Special Guest—House Rep. Harry Tindell (D-Knoxville)
8:45 AM—Mini-Lobbying 101 and Questions— Marisa Richmond, Public Policy Chair

TEP “Advances” on the Hill
9:30 AM—Appointments at the Legislative Plaza and War Memorial Building with Lawmakers Begin
2:00 PM—TEP Tours the Capitol

You are welcome to join in on any of the meetings listed here: 

9:00    Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro)
9:00    Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville)
9:30    Rep. Debra Maggart (R-Gallatin)
10:00    Rep. Jim Coley (R-Bartlett)
10:00    Rep. Gary Odom (D-Nashville)
10:00    Sen. Paul Stanley (R-Germantown)
10:30    Rep. Stratton Bone (D-Lebanon)
10:30    Rep. Glen Casada (R-College Grove)
10:30    Rep. Beth Harwell (R-Nashville)
10:30    Rep. Eddie Neal (D-Memphis)
11:00    Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mount Juliet)
11:00    Sen. Diane Black (R-Gallatin)
11:00    Sen. Ophelia Ford (D-Memphis)
11:00    Sen. Douglas Henry (D-Nashville)
11:00    Rep. Michael Kernell (D-Memphis)
11:00    Sen. James Kyle (D-Memphis)
11:00    Rep. Ron Lollar (R-Arlington)
11:00    Rep. Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City)
11:00    Rep. Curry Todd (R-Collierville)
11:30    Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City)
11:30    Rep. Tom DuBois (R-Columbia)
11:45    Rep. John DeBerry (D-Memphis)
11:45    Rep. Beverly Marrero (D-Memphis)         
12:45    Sen. Joe Haynes (D-Goodlettsville)
1:00    Sen. Shea Flinn (D-Memphis)
1:00    Rep. Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville)
1:15    Sen. Reginald Tate (D-Memphis)
1:30    Sen. Bo Watson (R-Soddy Daisy)
2:00    Rep. Mike McDonald (D-Portland)
2:45    Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville)
3:00    Sen. Lowe Finney (D-Jackson)
3:00    Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin)
3:00    Rep. Kent Coleman (D-Murfreesboro)
3:00    Rep. Harry Tindell (D-Knoxville)
3:30    Rep. Larry Miller (D-Memphis)

Sen. Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville)      
Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge)      
Rep. Stephen McManus (R-Germantown)      
Rep. Mike Turner (D-Old Hickory)

If your legislator is not on this list, then it means that TEP has:
  1.  Not confirmed a meeting time, or
  2.  Nobody is working to schedule a meeting.