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EDC National Lobby Day

on Capitol Hill,

April 16th & 17th, 2013



Tuesday April, 16th


Reception and Meet and Greet Social
6:30PM - 8:30PM
The Washington Home of Stewart R. Mott
122 Maryland Avenue NE., Washington DC 20002

The house is located on Maryland Avenue between 1st and 2nd streets, NE.

The closest Metro stops are Union Station and Capitol South. Parking is usually difficult.

Wednesday, April 17th

Basic Training
8:00AM - 10:00AM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Adams Room
3rd & A St SE, Washington DC 20003

Basic Training is required for all first-time advocates. You will learn what lobbying is, how to do it effectively, and the role of advocates in creating sound public policy. This is for first time advocates ONLY!

Message Training
10:00AM - 11:00AM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
3rd & A St SE, Washington DC 20003

Message Training is REQUIRED for everyone joining us at EDC Lobby Day. We will review talking points for the day and our overall message with other EDC Lobby Day team members. A light breakfast will be served prior to Message Training.


EDC Congressional Briefing

The Promise of Mental Health Parity and the Affordable Care Act for the Treatment of Eating Disorders: Fact or Fiction?

12:45PM - 1:45PM

Rayburn Building

Room 2237

U.S. Capitol Complex

Lunch will be served during the Congressional Briefing.

Advocates lobby on the U.S. Capitol Complex
2:00PM - 5:00PM
U.S. Capitol Complex

At the U.S. Capitol, we will work in teams meeting with elected officials and their staff. No one will lobby alone. Lobby teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help.

Optional Gathering
5:30PM - 7:30PM

Before returning home, please join us for an informal gathering to discuss the day's events and experiences.

Tools for Participants

U.S. Capitol: List of Prohibited & Allowed Items

As part of your registration, you will need to enter your state representative and senators. Click here to get this information


Accomodation Information

Hotels are quite expensive this time of year, while we do not specificially endorse any of the suggestions below – these are some options that are lower cost to pursue:

Holiday Inn Washington-Georgetown

This is a standard hotel but you can fit four to a room and the current rate on is $200. Its in a safe neighborhood with restaurants near Georgetown University, however it is not near Capitol Hill where all of the events will be. A cab will cost about 15-20 dollars and will take 20 minutes.

State Street Plaza - Foggy Bottom
This is another standard hotel that can fit four to a room and the current rate on Is $250. Its near George Washington University and is a nice safe neighborhood with some restaurants near by. A cab will cost about 10-12 dollars and take about 15 minutes.

A community website that is widely used that allows you to rent out apartments and private rooms in apartments throughout the country. Make sure to use your best judgement in booking as only you know what you will feel most comfortable with. The site does provide user reviews and all guarantees.



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