Join Un In Washington!
Washington Days, the National Hemophilia Foundation’s annual grassroots advocacy event, will take place from Wednesday, February 25 until Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. This is your opportunity to join others from the bleeding disorders community in Washington, DC, to tell elected officials in Congress about the issues that affect you and your family.
The Washington Days program will begin with a first-time attendee workshop on Wednesday afternoon. An interactive review of the key issues for all participants will take place Wednesday evening and will be followed by a Welcome Reception. On Thursday we hit the Hill for a full day of face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their staff. Dinner on Thursday will again be dedicated to celebrating the advocacy efforts of our volunteers in their local communities. We close on Friday after the State Advocacy Workshop, a training program that explores state-specific issues and improves our effectiveness on the state level.
This year’s program will also feature a National Youth Advocacy Summit for ages 16-24.
It’s important that we send a strong group from across the Greater New York City area to make sure our voices are heard!
There is no cost to participate in the actual programs. NHF has secured a discounted hotel rate of $189 per night plus applicable taxes. However, you must register by Friday, January 30, 2015 to receive this rate. Information explaining how to reserve a hotel room under the NHF room block will be available in your confirmation e-mail following submission of your completed registration form.
Limited funds are available through NYCHC to cover a portion of the hotel and transportation expenses for community members who want to participate. If you are interested in participating and would like to request this assistance, please send an email to [email protected]