Are You Ready for Day on the Hill?

In anticipation of Washington Week’s Day on the Hill, AACTE’s premier advocacy event, members of the Committee on Government Relations and Advocacy hosted a webinar on Thursday, April 18 to answer questions about the event. How to schedule a congressional meeting, how to develop an advocacy message, and how to walk into a U.S. Senator’s office with confidence, are just samples of the many issues discussed during the webinar. The recorded webinar, Are You Ready for a Day on the Hill? is now available to watch on the AACTE website. 

During the webinar, an experienced panel of experts shared their personal stories and provided guidance on the methods and reasons for advocacy.  Additionally, they explained what attendees at this year’s Washington Week in the nation’s capital can expect when they attend Day on the Hill events. 

Webinar attendees were instructed on what things to arrange prior to traveling, who to involve from their institution, how to request an appointment with their legislator, and how to prepare for the meeting. It was a one-stop-shop for all things related to the event.

AACTE’s Washington Week’s Day on the Hill, held on June 4 – 5 in the nation’s capital, is an opportunity to engage with your elected officials and their staff on issue important to you and your institution. The activities includes a full-day orientation where attendees can learn and practice advocacy skills as they prepare for their congressional meetings. Download the Draft 2019 agenda on aacte.org.  

We encourage those who plan to attend, or who are thinking about attending the two-day event, to watch the recorded Are You Ready for a Day on the Hill? webinar available on the AACTE website. 

If you have any questions , please feel free to reach out to me directly at wcummings@aacte.org.


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