Thank you to the 450 Democratic and progressive women who came to the capitol in Austin on April 9th to make Blue Ribbon Lobby Day a great success. This was the first time in a decade that women organized at the capitol to have their voices heard and it was truly an amazing day! We are very excited for 2015 Blue Ribbon Lobby Day and hope to have twice the number of women come to Austin proudly wearing blue. GNI was very happy to be a part of it :)
As an intern who had never lobbied at the capitol before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised – all of the Blue Ribbon organizers were so helpful. The legislators and legislative aides that I personally spoke with were very accommodating and friendly. I even went to my district’s capitol office to advocate for women’s issues. I visited roughly 50 offices and was so excited when I saw blue ribbons pinned to the legislators’ shirts to show their support. That was very encouraging!
A few highlights of my day were having Sarah Weddington come to the capitol as our key note speaker, photographing Blue Ribbon participants in the Senate gallery and enjoying happy hour with all of the wonderful women and men who made this day possible.Read more →