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Everything You Need for Your Grassroots Capitol Hill Visits
By Amanda Stratton, Manager, Grassroots & Advocacy Outreach
As AIA members prepare to come to Washington next week for the 2013 Grassroots Conference, AIA Advocacy staff are continuing to provide you with the tools you need to prepare for your visit. The Hill Day, in which AIA members meet with their federal legislators to discuss the federal issues agenda, will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Advocacy staff conducted Grassroots briefings to go over the federal agenda in detail during the week of January 14. If you missed the briefings, catch up with the recording of one of the sessions.
It is the attending member’s responsibility to schedule his or her own Capitol Hill meeting appointments. If you have not started your meeting requests already, right now is that time to do so! To make it easier, Advocacy staff have developed a draft scheduling request for members to use for scheduling their appointments with legislators’ offices. Some Hill offices will request information about the content of the meeting ahead of you arriving in DC. In those instances, please provide them with a copy of the overview of the AIA federal agenda. The final talking points are also now available – access them here.
It is also now easier for you to access the information you need while you are on the Hill with the AIA Advocacy Grassroots 2013 app! No more hauling paper copies of the talking points and map - simply download Yappbox for FREE from your device’s download center to access this information on the go. You can add the AIA Advocacy app with the code ADVO365. The app has the final talking points, the Capitol Hill map, links to find your members of Congress, the Grassroots schedule, and a feed for you to follow the conference happenings.
When you get to Washington, make sure you stay up to date with conference happenings by connecting with AIA Advocacy on social media! We want you to participate with you thoughts, reactions, and photos. Post on the AIA Advocacy Facebook page and upload your conference photos to the AIA Advocacy Flickr group. Follow the latest conference updates through the AIA Advocacy Twitter and add your own thoughts by tweeting with #aiagr13. Don’t hesitate to use these channels to contact us with questions!
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