Transgender Lobby Week

May 14, 2007 ·

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Off to lobby Congress! I’m not sure how much I’ll blog, but I plan on having audio and video to put up at some point, depending on where I can connect and upload from 🙂

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  1. Hey Marti- I *finally* did not do the ‘get 5 hours sleep before running up to the Hill’ routine!