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, took place this year on July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC. It 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 2014, the Alliance hosted a Federal Policy Update webinar on July 22 from 2-3 pm ET 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. Click here for more information.

Packets full of plenty of resources (some of which are posted below) were also available from the Advocacy Information Table at the conference. Participants also had 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 during next July's Capitol Hill Day! With much assistance from the Alliance, State Captains take the lead for planning hill meetings for their states.

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 will post this year's Report and Summary soon.

Hill Day Resources: