Meetings with Members of Congress
We look forward to you seeing you during the AMCHP annual conference on February 10-13, 2018! AMCHP encourages members who are able to plan on visiting your members of Congress during the time you are in Washington, D.C., in accordance with your state's rules on advocacy.
Your visit to Washington, D.C. is a prime opportunity to ensure MCH issues, including the Title V MCH Block Grant, are front and center on your Members of Congress' agendas! This year we look forward to increasing the number of conference attendees participating in Hill visits by providing training and materials geared both toward those of you who can participate in direct advocacy and those of you who may only be able to do meet-and-greet or educational visits with your elected officials.
How to Schedule Meetings
You may use any free time during the conference to visit your Member of Congress.
To schedule a meeting please contact Alyson Northrup at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will assist you.
Advocacy Training at the Conference
AMCHP staff will hold a workshop on Sunday, February 11 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. to prepare you for your Hill visits. This training will provide an update on federal legislation, review how to conduct a meeting and logistics for the Hill Day, and teach how to build a relationship with a member of Congress.
Materials for Hill Day Visits
Materials for Hill visits include:
Printed versions of these documents and AMCHP folders will be available at the Annual Conference for you to take to your Hill visits. Printed versions of updated State Profiles will also be available. You can pick up these materials at the Legislative Center desk next to Registration at the Annual Conference.
As a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization AMCHP complies fully with all Federal regulations, restrictions and established practices governing advocacy and lobbying activities. No Federal funding is used to engage in any lobbying activities and all legislative activities are closely monitored and audited for compliance with all relevant legislation. If you have questions about AMCHP's specific lobbying activities please contact Amy Haddad, Director of Policy and Government Affairs at email@example.com.