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YFT Youth to Lobby in Austin with Equality Texas and Texas Freedom Network

Submitted by on Friday, 25 February 2011No Comment

Youth First Texas has partnered with Equality Texas and the Texas Freedom Network to advocate for important issues coming before the Texas legislature that effect LGBT youth.   Representatives from Youth First Texas will be traveling to Austin, Texas, in less than two weeks to participate in the Equality Texas Lobby Day 2011 on Monday, March 7th, and the Texas Freedom Network’s Education Works! Youth Advocacy Day 2011 on Tuesday, March 8th.

The Equality Texas Lobby Day 2011 will focus on a comprehensive anti-bullying bill for public schools and other important issues.   The Texas Freedom Network Youth Advocacy Day 2011 will focus on the Education Works bill and sex education that is inclusive of issues important to LGBT teens.

Participants from Youth First Texas will meet on Sunday, March 6th to make the drive down to Austin, will stay in Austin for two nights and will return on Tuesday evening.  The Youth Board is sponsoring a rental van for the trip with each youth and volunteer attending asked to chip in $50 towards travel and hotel costs and bring money for food and incidentals.  Youth with financial hardships can request a sponsorship for the travel costs with several sponsorships being offered from individual members of the Board of Directors.  Youth under 18 years of age must have parental consent forms turned in to participate.  Participation letters for students to request excused absences from school will also be provided.

For more information on the trip or to get copies of the permission slips please contact Jeremy Liebbe ( or click on the Facebook event link after the jump!

Equality Texas —
Texas Freedom Network —
Equality Texas FaceBook —
Texas Freedom Network FaceBook —
YFT’s Event on Facebook —

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