2019 Advocacy Day


WHAT: A daylong advocacy event in Springfield; complete with lobbying training, meetings with legislators, a rally, and a visit to the capitol. The event includes a box lunch and concluding reception. Registration includes transportation selection: bus from Chicago or driving on your own, including car pooling and ride sharing.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WHERE: Illinois State Capitol (401 S. 2nd Street, Springfield) and Wyndham Springfield (700 E Adams St., Springfield)

6AM – Bus departs from the Equality Illinois Chicago Loop office, with another Chicago location to be announced.

6AM – 11AM – Car pools, Amtrak, other transportation from around the state head to Springfield

11AM – 12PM – Advocacy training and lunch at the Wyndham Hotel

12PM – 2:30PM – Meetings with legislators and public officials, both individually and in groups, in the Illinois State Capitol. More information on exact meetings will be announced prior to the event. Check back for more information.

3:00PM – 4:00PM – Rally at the Lincoln Statue

4:00PM – 5:00PM – Closing event and reception at the Club Station House

5PM – Chicago bus departs