Capitol Hill Day 2013

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Advocacy Resource | March 25, 2013

What is Capitol Hill Day?
This event, held in conjunction with the Alliance's annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness, which took place this year July 22-24, 2013 in Washington, DC, gave participants a chance to meet with their Members of Congress to take part in federal advocacy - a critical component in our work to end homelessness. The meeting goals were to:

  • Establish/build relationships with your congressional offices;
  • Educate your senators and representatives on success and progress at home; and
  • Encourage them to work in support of policy initiatives to end homelessness.

Hill Day Information
To prepare participants for Capitol Hill Day 2013, the Alliance hosted a Federal Policy Update webinar on Tuesday, July 16 that provided updates on the Hill Day policy priorities driving the Capitol Hill Day agenda. Staff reviewed these policy priorities and provided the latest legislative and political updates to ensure that Capitol Hill Day participants and other interested advocates had the most recent information prior to their Hill visits. Please click here to hear a recording of the full Webinar and here to view the slides from the webinar.

Many conference participants picked up packets full of resources (some of which you can find below) from the Advocacy Information Table at the conference and attended state prep sessions led by their state captains and workshops in our Advocacy Track to further prepare them for the congressional meetings.

To learn more about the results of Capitol Hill Day 2013, read our 2013 Capitol Hill Day Report and Summary, which reflects what a monumental success this year’s record-breaking Capitol Hill Day was.

Hill Day Resources: