Registration is now OPEN for the 6th Annual Chesapeake Bay Day on Capitol Hill, which will take place Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, each year the Coalition organizes a day for our members to meet with their members of Congress. This gives you an opportunity to speak up for Bay funding and other issues impacting your watershed, state, and the Chesapeake Bay. Last year we had over 100 members join us for 37 congressional meetings – Let’s do more this year!
The day will get started with a 9 a.m. welcome and orientation in the cafeteria in the basement of the Longworth House Office Building. Meetings with members of Congress and staff will begin at 10 a.m. and end by 4:30 p.m.
There will be a lunch briefing where we will be joined by members of Congress from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in 2044 Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be provided to registered participants.
When you register, you will be asked which members of Congress/staff you would like to meet. Some meetings will be popular, especially Senate meetings, so please understand if only one staff person from an organization can attend certain meetings and/or you do not get assigned all of the meetings your sign up for.
Prior to the Bay Day on the Hill, the Coalition will host three webinars to review lobbying tips and our legislative requests.
For folks who are interested in learning more about the rules of lobbying for 501c3s, the difference between advocacy and lobbying, and what it means for your organization to participate in lobbying, click here.
On Monday, March 12 at 1 p.m. and Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. the Coalition will host informational webinars on day of logistics for those who have registered. Please mark your calendars to attend one.
March 16 - https://web.telspan.com/go/ccwc/lobbyday20182
Call-in: 1-800-944-8766 Pin: 74389
If you have any questions about whether your organization based on its filing status is allowed to/able to participate in Lobby Day, please contact Peter Marx.
Thanks and see you on March 21!