Transgender Group Lobbying Trip to D.C.

$625 of $500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 29 months
In partnership with the National Center for Transgender Equality, and six local and national LGBT organizations, a group of transgender activists from Michigan is traveling to the 2014 Transgender Lobby Day for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) taking place in Washington D.C., July 14-15, 2014. The group has already been selected. Many of those going on this trip have already lost their jobs because transgender workers are not protected in Michigan or by Federal law. We need your financial support to help us make the case that Congress should enact explicit federal job protections for transgender people. We already have a house donated to the group. All of the money raised will help pay for car rental, fuel, tolls, food, and transportation in Washington, D.C. When you donate, please submit your own story as to why you think ENDA is important, and our group will take your story to Washington, D.C. with us. With transgender people leading the effort, we can educate members of Congress about transgender issues and move ENDA forward. For more information click here, NCTE 2014 Transgender Lobby Day.

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Update 5
Posted by Char Inmi
29 months ago
Wow! We did it. It only took 44 hours for us to reach our original goal of $500. We have 18 donors, which is awesome! We have recorded a total of 183 visits to the GoFundMe site, and 176 shares -- so far!. Thanks to all of you who donated or spread the word or gave us your positive energies. This weekend, I will put together a more accurate budget. Peace and love and thank you!! ~ Char
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Update 4
Posted by Char Inmi
29 months ago
At 8:30 PM, just a few minutes ago, the 2014 Transgender Lobby Day Team from Michigan had raised $470!!!!
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Update 3
Posted by Char Inmi
29 months ago
We are just $105 away from our original goal of $500! If money is tight and you're concerned about donating, there are other ways you can help. For instance, make sure you share the fundraising site everywhere ( http://www.gofundme.com/b02sag). If you live near a member of the 2014 Transgender Lobby Team , drop off some non-perishable snacks or something for the road. Have a camera we can borrow? That would be great! Do you or your company have a deep, deep discount on a rental car? If you do, see if you can pass that on to us. More than anything else, give us love and wish us well!! ~ Char
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Update 2
Posted by Char Inmi
29 months ago
As of 6:00 p.m., we had gone to $295 with 9 donors and 76 shares!! And, we did it on a day when lots of people are traveling for the holiday weekend! Just $205 more and we will meet our original goal of $500! (THANK YOU!!) Our team of transgender activists/lobbyists is eager to get ENDA passed and finally put an end to gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace!
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Jayne Locke
29 months ago

Perhaps the goal should have set several hundred dollars higher. There's still not enough to cover all expenses by a long shot. Another $600-$700 in addition to what was donated might get us close. Think about me while you're there, would have been great to attend but I'm flat out of money.

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$625 of $500 goal

Raised by 20 people in 29 months
Created July 02, 2014
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$25
Sarah Davidson
20 months ago

33yr old MtF here. So many trans people on gofundme it's overwhelming; it's so heartbreaking. I came across this page and saw a direct way to support change that would benefit all trans people. I live in the UK, so my job is thankfully protected by law, but equality isn't a geographic issue; it needs to and must be for all.

PV
$100
Perceptions Saginaw Valley
29 months ago (Offline Donation)

All the best to our Transgender Lobbying Team from Michigan!

RD
$30
Rebecca Dunn
29 months ago

Wish I were going with you!

$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
RS
$20
Richard S.
29 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you!!

DK
$25
diedra knox
29 months ago

I know you'll give them all the info they need to make a wise choice for equality! Become immersed in the moment.

$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
AH
$50
amy hunter
29 months ago
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$20
Angela Abrams
29 months ago

Do us proud.

Jayne Locke
29 months ago

Perhaps the goal should have set several hundred dollars higher. There's still not enough to cover all expenses by a long shot. Another $600-$700 in addition to what was donated might get us close. Think about me while you're there, would have been great to attend but I'm flat out of money.

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