Make Your Capitol Hill Appointments Now!

Your Members of Congress will be in town during the conference and we urge you to set up appointments with your delegation before you leave home.  There are many other conferences going on at the same time as ours, so it is important to make your appointments now with your Members and their staff in order to secure your spot on their calendars. Note that our Lobby Day Breakfast Launch will take place Tuesday, March 3, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Please plan your visits at 9:30 a.m. or after.

To access contact information for your Members, go to www.senate.gov (Senate) and www.house.gov (House). Capitol Switchboard: 202-225-3121.

Requesting a meeting with others from your state will help secure a meeting with your Member, so we encourage you to coordinate visits with other conference attendees.

Check out FRAC’s Tips for Capitol Hill Visits (pdf) before scheduling appointments with your Members of Congress.

For any other assistance with the lobby day, contact Lauren Badger at FRAC or Mike Glymph at Feeding America.

Did you miss the AHPC Lobbying 101 Webinar? Access the webinar recording to get practical tips on how to plan your Hill visits, including how to frame your issues, craft your ask, and how to follow-up from back home.

Don’t forget to pick up leave-behinds!

“This is ‘the big show’ for anyone working to end hunger in America. I’ve been attending for a decade, and I’m still learning something new every time. It’s easy to develop tunnel vision in our work; the policy conference opens up my thinking, and reminds me that I am part of a national movement. It can be frustrating building progress in what feel like regressive times. The policy conference renews my commitment, and reminds me how many others share it.”
JC Dwyer, Chief Strategy Officer, Feeding Texas