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!

“The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference has been a great opportunity to deepen my knowledge in current food policy issues and best practices in communications strategy for anti-hunger policy. Each year our organization benefits from the excellent resources provided to enrich our work with lawmakers and constituents in advocating for a society that places elimination of hunger at the very top of the list. The skills we have learned have helped us form solid communications plans revolving around supplemental nutrition programs and build relationships with lawmakers and constituents alike. I highly recommend program and communications directors as well as staff attend the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. Together we can eliminate hunger in the United States.”
Benjamin Russell, Communications Director, Public Policy Center of Mississippi