Bastard Nation: the Adoptee Rights Organization is happy to announce its co-sponsorship of the July 22, 2008 National Day of Adoptee Rights Protest in New Orleans The protest is being held during the National Conference of State Legislature’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans, July , 2008. NCSL is the largest group of its kind, the national organization of STATE LAWMAKERS, the people who DECIDE whether you may access your records Nearly 10,000 legislators are expected to attend. LET BASTARDS BE HEARD!
Bastard Nation is planning week-long events and activities in conjunction with the protest, including a free teach-in on Sunday July 20. Details on these events will be announced later.
We’ve reserved a block of rooms from July 19th to the 23rd 2008 for Bastards at a fabulous price at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter!
315 Magazine Street , New Orleans LA 70130
Reservations: US Toll Free
Telephone: (504) 324 – 5400 Fax: (504) 324 – 5439
Go here to reach the hotel.
The Country Inn & Suites, New Orleans French Quarter Hotel is superbly located within walking distance from the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, Harrah’s Casino, World Famous Restaurants, Museums, the Mississippi River, IMAX Theater, Aquarium of the Americas, and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where NCSL is meeting. Created out of 7 historic buildings dating to the 1860’s, the Country Inn & Suites New Orleans French Quarter Hotel is truly unique.”
The hotel is located 2 blocks from the Lafayette Square park, the location where we’ll start our march, and within close distance to all of these other attractions:
From French Quarter/Bourbon Street: 3 blocks.
From Harrah’s Casino: 3 blocks.
From Aquarium of the Americas : 4 blocks.
From Riverwalk (shopping zone): 4 blocks.
From Louisiana Children’s Museum: 6 blocks.
From Louisiana Superdome: 8 blocks.
From Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: 8 blocks.
From Audubon Park Golf Club: 5.5 miles/9 km.
From Audubon Zoo: 7 miles/11.2 km.
Price per room is:
Standard (one or two occupants/1 King or 2 Queens) $75.00
Executive—larger than a standard and includes fridge and microwave (one or two occupants) $85.00
Suite (one or two occupants—may have a pull-out couch depending on the room, but make sure upon reserving) $95.00
Any additional person (up to 3 per room total) is $15.00 a night additional.
Continental breakfast included.
These prices do not include taxes, phone calls, additional room charges, etc.
Note: As with many hotels in the French Quarter area, there is no on-site parking. Valet service and parking is $23.00 a day to park your vehicle elsewhere.
The group sales manager suggests that unless you’re planning on traveling farther out of the vicinity, renting a car isn’t really needed. The streetcars and taxis are more than sufficient for local travel (if you don’t want to walk). The hotel is 16 miles from the airport, but if there is a group arriving and you don’t want to take a taxi, we have a phone number for a car service whos prices are very reasonable.
Bastard Nation members get priority room choices up until February 15th. Then we will be opening up whatever is left in our block of rooms to other non-member protesters. You must reserve your room with your own credit card, and be sure and tell them that you are with Bastard Nation to get the reduced fee.
Activities planned in addition to the march, and will be announced on an itinerary closer to the dates.
If you need a disability-accessible room, you must reserve early, because there are a limited number of them.
If you find you have to cancel, you can do so up until June 5, 2008. Any later, and Bastard Nation may be liable for the attrition charge.
If you’d like to make a real vacation out of this and stay an extra few days beyond the march dates, you can get the special price extended if you let us know so that we can square it with the hotel.
If you decide to join us and take advantage of the great rates afforded to BN, you MUST send this information to [email protected] as soon as you make your reservation:
Type of room
Name room is reserved under
Bastard Nation Member name
To avoid being responsible financially for unreserved rooms (and to make sure our members get the special rates and aren’t “accidentally” over-charged), we will be checking our list with the hotel’s on a regular basis. Anyone who HASN’T sent in this information will be bumped from BN’s block and will be responsible for paying the standard rates for their rooms.
GO TO THE OFFICIAL PROTEST PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON THE PROTEST.
BASTARD NATION WILL ALSO KEEP YOU INFORMED.