If you live in Austin and missed the opportunity to purchase "early bird" tickets to Equality Texas's Merry Martini Mixer you have two more chances to do so. Tickets will be on sale for $45 Thursday (10-12 p.m.) and Sunday (3-5 p.m. ) at Rain and Oil Can Harry's. I know many of OCH and Rain's regulars can drop $45 on a night of entertainment without thinking twice. Why not let that money go the Equality Texas, just this one time. Regular price tickets are still available online at MerryMartiniMixer.org for $55.
The Merry Martini Mixer, held Saturday, January 29th, will raise funds for Equality Texas's Lobby Day on March 7. The cost of providing training and meals for the hundreds of participants in lobby day is significant. Equality Texas organizes Lobby Day with no cost for attendees, ensuring that all Texans have the opportunity to participate. Attending the fundraiser is a great way to support this effort. Plus I'll be there, so you can come by and say hi!
If you haven't already don't forget to register for lobby day on-line HERE. While you're at it, start making plans to bring someone who wouldn't otherwise attend. Lobby day is an opportunity for lawmakers to interact directly with queer Texans. It's important that they see the full spectrum of our diverse rainbow. To be effective we need everyday people to attend, not just policy nerds who read overly-florid blogs on queer legislative issues.