Meetings with Members of Congress
We look forward to you seeing you during the AMCHP annual conference on April 6-9, 2016! AMCHP encourages members who are able to plan on visiting your members of Congress during the time you are in Washington DC, in accordance with your state's rules on advocacy.
Your visit to Washington, DC 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: Email the scheduler in your senators' and representatives' offices and please cc Amy Haddad (email@example.com) and/or let her know when your meeting is confirmed so that we may keep track of meetings being scheduled. This is extremely important so AMCHP staff can ensure coordination of visits and follow-up afterwards. You also may contact Amy if you need assistance obtaining the e-mail addresses for schedulers.
Please note: Documents to help you with your hill day including the Title V Ask Sheet, Hill Day Talking Points, and state profiles will be available at the Legislative Center desk located near the AMCHP
conference registration desk when you check into the conference.
Upcoming Advocacy Training
AMCHP held an advocacy training session on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm EST. This training provided an update on federal legislation, reviewed how to conduct a meeting and logistics for the hill day and how to build a relationship with a member of Congress. A recording of the webinar may be viewed here and the slides are available by clicking:AMCHP Advocacy Training Call 1 6 16.pdf.
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 Brent Ewig, Director of Policy and Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org