Capitol Hill Day 2014

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Advocacy Resource | April 21, 2014

What is Capitol Hill Day?
This event, held in conjunction with the Alliance's annual National Conference on Ending Homelessness, will take place this year on July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. It will give 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 will be 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 2014, the Alliance will host a Federal Policy Update webinar on July 22 from 2-3 pm ET that will provide updates on the Hill Day policy priorities driving the Capitol Hill Day agenda. Staff will review these policy priorities and provide the latest legislative and political updates to ensure that Capitol Hill Day participants and other interested advocates have the most recent information prior to their Hill visits. Click here for more information and to register for this webinar.

Conference participants can also pick up packets full of resources (some of which will be posted below shortly) from the Advocacy Information Table (which will be located across from Registration) at the conference and will have the opportunity to attend state prep sessions led by their state captains and workshops in our Advocacy Track to further prepare them for the congressional meetings.

If you want to increase your mobilizing experience and play a KEY role in ensuring that Capitol Hill Day is productive, you should consider volunteering to be a State Captain! With much assistance from the Alliance, State Captains take the lead for planning hill meetings for their states.

You can find the list of State Captains recruited thus far in the Hill Day Resources below to see if there is a State Captain for your state yet. If not, there is still time to volunteer! If there is a State Captain listed, you can reach out to them if you are interested in participating in Capitol Hill Day (they will also be reaching out to you if you are registered for the conference). Contact Kate Seif at cseif@naeh.org for more information.   

To learn more about the results of last year’s Capitol Hill Day, read our 2013 Capitol Hill Day Report and Summary, which reflects what a success last year’s record-breaking Capitol Hill Day was. We anticipate an even more successful Capitol Hill Day this year and look forward to working together to make it another record-breaking year!

Hill Day Resources: