The Most Important Day
Hill Day at the Disability Policy Seminar is an exciting opportunity to engage with your legislators and staff to advocate for our shared policy priorities. Hill Day participants are organized ahead of time into state-based delegations and are invited to attend meetings with their state Senators and U.S. Representatives. These meetings are planned in advance by designated state leaders, and Hill Day participants are provided with advocacy materials and training opportunities as part of the Disability Policy Seminar.
Tips for Hill Meetings
Here are some tips to help you have more productive meetings with your Senators and Representative:
- Use the fact sheets you receive at the Disability Policy Seminar to help guide your conversation. You will receive tips for what to say and do.
- Please note that it may not always be possible to meet with your Senators or Representative. They have demanding schedules and you may instead have to meet with their staff. Fortunately, staff are very knowledgeable, and they convey constituent information to their bosses.
- Talk about what’s most important to you—whether it’s Medicaid, Social Security, education, or other issues. Talk about how the issue or program affects your life, the life of your family, or the lives of the people you serve.
- Fill out a legislative contact form for each meeting (to be coordinated by state captains).
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