The following came from the Family Institute of CT.

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Join FIC Action on Monday, March 13th in Hartford

Pro-abortion activists have been on the march in Connecticut and elsewhere these past two months. It is time for Connecticut pro-lifers to get active too. It is time for us to recognize that the election victories of last November do not mean "Game Over," they mean "Game On!"

And not only on abortion. As we said last week, the 2017 session also includes bills on assisted suicide, casino expansion, recreational marijuana, and an LGBT lobby so powerful that it secured a public hearing to outlaw conversion therapy before determining whether such a thing even exists in Connecticut

On Monday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. the Family Institute of Connecticut Action will hold a Pro-Family Lobby Day at the Legislative Office Building (Room 2B) in Hartford. We need as many pro-family state residents as possible to attend our lobby day and then meet with their own legislators afterwards to ask them to vote to protect life, faith and family.

We will start in a hearing room in the Legislative Office Building where we will receive packets of pro-family information and listen to speakers. From there we will go to meet with our individual legislators to ask them to vote pro-family. Don’t worry if you have never “lobbied” before! We will have materials available to help you.

The most effective approach to lobbying for faith and family is to bring as many people as possible to Hartford on a weekday to meet directly with their state representative and state senator. We know it is a sacrifice to take a day off from work and we appreciate what so many of you are willing to do to help protect society’s most vulnerable citizens. But our opposition regularly appears at the state Capitol with well-heeled lobbyists. Having legislators see with their own eyes that the pro-family side enjoys greater public support is the only way to reverse the anti-family stranglehold over our state Capitol.

And FIC Action will be there on March 13th to help guide you. Following our 10 a.m.meeting in room 2B, our volunteers will help direct you to where you need to go to meet with your own state representative and state senator. We will also provide brief talking points on why pro-family bills should be supported and anti-family bills should be opposed.

In fact, there is information we can provide to you right now to help you get a jumpstart on making your March 13th lobbying day as effective as possible . . . 

– Call your state representative and state senator and make an appointment to meet with them. House Democrats can be reached at 800-842-8267 and House Republicans can be reached at 800-842-1423. Senate Democrats can be reached at 800-842-1420 and Senate Republicans can be reached at 860-240-8800.

– Tell them that you are their constituent and you would like them to be at the state Capitol on March 13th to meet with you. Set a time. Do not settle for meeting with a legislative aide–tell the aide that you want just 5 minutes of your legislator’s time.

– If when you arrive for your appointment your legislator is in session, give a note to a “runner” from his office to inform him or her that you have arrived. Most legislators will take time out of the session to meet with their constituents.

– If your legislator(s) are not available on March 13th, pick another day to meet with him or her. We need as many people as possible to attend our March 13th Lobby Day. But the most important thing is that you have face-to-face time with your legislators to ask them to vote pro-family.

Protecting faith and family in 2017 depends on you. Please forward this message to every pro-family state voter you know and encourage them to join the fight. Tell your churches to come to FIC Action’s March 13th Lobby Day and help us fight for the family!

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the Legislative Office Building at 10:00 a.m. on March 13th. Thank you and God bless you for all that you do to fight for faith, family and freedom.

Please get the word out to your churches, friends, and family!

Directions to the State Capitol and Legislative Office Building

(The Legislative Office Building is located at 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.)

Traveling on I-84 East – Take Exit 48, Capitol Avenue, get into the right lane of the exit ramp. At the end of the exit ramp turn right onto Capitol Avenue. Take the first right past the Legislative Office Building, proceed to the back of the garage and take a right to enter the garage using the left hand lane.

Traveling on I-84 West – Take Exit 48, towards Asylum Street, go straight onto Spring Street. Turn right onto Asylum Avenue, stay straight onto Farmington Avenue. Turn left at the YWCA (will be diagonally to your left in front of you) onto Broad Street, proceed through two stop lights, immediately after the Armory building take the first left into the driveway and then another left at the end of the driveway. Follow this road around the garage to the back and take a right to enter the garage using the left hand lane.

Traveling on I-91 North or South – Take Exit 29A, Capitol Ave., stay over to the far left. You will come to  Pulaski Circle, travel halfway around and take a right onto Elm St. Go to the end of Elm St., you are now facing the  Capitol Building. Take a left onto Trinity St. At the first traffic light take a right onto Capitol Ave. Go past the Capitol building and the I-84 entrance ramp, all on your right. Take the first right past the Legislative Office Building, proceed to the back of the garage and take a right to enter the garage using the left hand lane.

Parking Instructions – Parking is limited. Allow yourself extra time to park.

Limited public parking is available on level one and basement level of the Legislative Office Building.
Across the street from the Legislative Office Building, and across Capitol Ave. is Hungerford Street. There is street parking in this entire neighborhood, free of charge.

On Oak Street (diagonally across to the left from the Legislative Office Building) off of Capitol Ave., there is a public parking garage in the CT Education Association Building (CEA building – across from CT Supreme Court Library). This garage costs money, but will save you the time and aggravation of having to park.

Thank you!