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AACRAO Congressional Hill Day
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 8:00 AM to Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: AACRAO Meeting

AACRAO Hill Day allows members to engage with congressional offices to discuss your work and share your perspective, as practitioners, on how policy impacts the work you do daily. AACRAO Advocates discuss the association's legislative priorities, including:

Advocates also participate in online training in preparation for the meetings, including AACRAO's on-demand Federal Legislative Process and Advocacy 101 course. The course, which is open and free to all AACRAO members, provides a breakdown of the federal legislative process, helpful insights on how to set up and prepare for meetings with your representatives, and tools to help State & Regional organizations engage with both state and federal issues while remaining in federal compliance. Other online and in-person training sessions cover:

  • What to Expect for Hill Day – highlighting what to expect during meetings with Congressional representatives and reviewing AACRAO's legislative priorities
  • Mock Zoom Interviews – demonstrating the typical flow of a meeting with Congressional staffers and how to address issues that may arise during those conversations
  • Panel Discussion with Congressional Staffers – Hill staffers answer frequently asked questions and provide advice for both first-time and seasoned advocates
  • Insights into Higher Education – offering advocates a chance to hear from an individual from the press on some of the latest issues affecting college campuses

Hill Day 2023 was held in person in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 22 in tandem with the AACRAO Leadership Meeting, but Hill Day participation is not limited to leadership meeting attendees. This year, Hill Day will be its own stand-alone event taking place from July 21 - July 23, 2024. 

Contact: https://www.aacrao.org/events-training/meetings/aacrao-leadership/leadership-group/hill-day