2016 Family Leadership Conference

Information and Resources for Educational Hill Visits

One of the advantages of having our Family Leadership Conference in the DC area is the opportunity to meet with your Members of Congress or their staffers to educate them about the challenges facing families of CYSHCN and the important work of family organizations in your state.  (Since Congress is in recess the week of the meeting, you will be requesting a meeting with staffers only.)  We urge every one of you to make visits to Capitol Hill.  These meetings would be purely educational; no lobbying will be involved. 

We also urge all of you to attend the Capitol Hill reception Tuesday evening (March 29), from 5:30-7:30.  Since the reception is in one of the Senate office buildings, the best time to make your Hill appointments may be Tuesday afternoon.  Please invite the staffers from your congressional offices to attend the reception.  Click here for the invitation. 

The following resources are available to help you plan and conduct effective educational Hill Visits:

Important Request: 

Once you have made your appointments, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS SIMPLE FORM so that we know which offices are being visited and when.  This will enable our policy team to share specific advice where appropriate and help us match volunteers with those who would like someone to accompany them on visits.