Virtual Hill Day
IEC Virtual Hill Day: Advocate. Educate. Influence.
The 2021 IEC Virtual Hill Day is an opportunity for your chapter to connect with members of Congress and their staffs on IEC’s priorities issues during the month of May.
IEC is committed to providing our chapters with the resources and background material you need to make the most of this opportunity with your elected officials. Additional information on specific bills and policies will be provided shortly, but the most important action step right now is to get a meeting with your House and/or Senate representatives ASAP. Guidance on how to set those appointments provided in the docs below.
Legislator Engagement: What to Expect
April 14, 11 a.m ET
Being an effective, persuasive advocate involves more than just meeting with your lawmaker. Being adequately prepared for and understanding the limits of any advocacy tactic you employ are as important as knowing the policy issues you wish to discuss. This session reviews what you should expect when meeting with your members of Congress in-person or virtually, including best practices for conducting compelling conversations with congressional offices.
The Importance of Advocacy 365
April 28, 11 a.m. ET
Meeting with lawmakers is a key element to attaining our policy priorities, and the likelihood of success in the policy arena directly corresponds to the level of member involvement. This is particularly true as the advocacy landscape among interest groups becomes more competitive. This session will highlight the importance of continuing to work with lawmakers beyond the IEC 2021 Virtual Hill Day and against the noise of competing interests.
Participation in the 2021 Virtual Hill Day is just as important as the traditional in-person meetings, but with greater flexibility that allows you to pick the days and times that will mean even greater participation by members that might not otherwise want to travel to Washington.
Stay tuned for more details on IEC’s first Virtual Hill Day!
- 5/1/21: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM