What happens in meetings with Members of Congress and staff?
Generally, one person in the group takes the lead. If the Dean is present, he or she is usually that person. The group usually has 15-20 minutes to make their advocacy “ask” of the Member or the staffer. You will have leave behind packets that are printed, and these have also already been sent to each office that you visit. Personalize the visit as much as possible, by talking about your state and institution! There is also the ability to email the one- pagers directly to the staffer from the Soapbox app just in case they have somehow not opened the previous messages.
What is Advocacy Day?
You will be meeting with Members of Congress and their staff to advocate on behalf of AAVMC legislative priorities.
Can we discuss issues other than the AAVMC priorities?
If you have time in a meeting, absolutely. Members and staff will want to hear about what you are doing in their home state/district.
What are those priorities?
There will be three. We try to limit it to three since time with Members of Congress and staffers is usually limited. Those three are being determined by the Advocacy Committee and this space will be updated with them as soon as they are final.
What is the schedule for Hill Day?
We use Soapbox, an outside consultant, who will schedule all of your meetings. One week prior to Hill Day, Soapbox will send each participant an electronic schedule with all the information, including electronic copies of the one- pagers. This is ...
When and where will Catalyze 2024 be held?
April 11th - April 13th. Pre-meetings April 9th - 10th) Grand Hyatt Washington 1000 H St. NW Washington DC 20001 Phone: 202-582-1234 Grand Hyatt - Washington DC