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@CFEDNews ALC Advocacy Training: Preparing for meetings on Capitol Hill September 12, 2012 Call-in Number: +1 (646) 307-1707 Access Code: 918-056-306
@CFEDNews Agenda Introductions Purpose of Webinar and ALC Hill Visits Structure of a Legislative Office Tips for a Successful Hill Visit Preparation for your Hill Visits Schedule leading up to Hill Visits Questions
@CFEDNews Assets Learning Conference September 19-21, 2012 – Washington, DC The Assets Learning Conference is a nationally-recognized biennial event that brings together over 1,000 professionals from leading nonprofits, foundations, financial institutions, corporations, academia and government to learn about and advance asset building in the United States.
@CFEDNews The Value of Hill Visits “All Politics is Local” Tip O’Neill, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
@CFEDNews The Value of Hill Visits Tell Your Story Build a Relationship Become a Resource to Lawmakers Share Solutions to Your Community’s Problems FUNDING!!!
@CFEDNews Structure of a Legislative Office Member of Congress Communications Director Press Secretary Legislative Director Legislative Assistant Legislative Correspondent Legislative Assistant Legislative Correspondent State Director District Staff Chief of Staff Scheduler Staff Assistant(s)
@CFEDNews Tips for a Successful Hill Visit Be on time Be informed Get local Start a dialogue Follow up
@CFEDNews In Preparation for your Hill Visits Each state delegation will receive a customized packet of materials. If there are additional materials you want added, please let us know in advance of your meetings. Inform your State Delegation Leader (or CFED Government Affairs staff) if your availability for Hill Visits suddenly changes. Connect with other members of your state delegation in advance of the conference.
@CFEDNews Schedule leading up to Hill Visits Thursday, September 20 Capitol Hill Visits Training Session from 11:00am – 12:15pm Friday, September 21 Buses depart hotel at 2:10pm Hill Visits scheduled between 3:00-4:30pm Optional briefing at 3:00 from Senate Democratic Leadership staff The Poverty Summit will start after Hill Visits–you can do both!