Information About NCIL’s Hybrid Hill Day!

Information About NCIL’s Hybrid Hill Day!

This year, NCIL’s Annual Hill Day will be on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. Since this year’s Annual Conference (https://ncil.swoogo.com/22ncil/) will be hybrid, we wanted to provide some information to help prepare you for this year’s Hill Day.

 

Policy Briefing

 

NCIL’s Annual L&A Briefing will be on July 13 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. At this briefing, the Chairs of key NCIL L&A Subcommittees will discuss NCIL’s advocacy priorities (https://bit.ly/3A7cUFf). They will also provide talking points to prepare you for your (virtual or in-person) Hill meetings. This briefing will be archived and available afterwards, along with NCIL’s updated Legislative & Advocacy Priorities Guide.

 

 

Planning for your Virtual Hill Visits

 

Part of each Annual Hill Day is the Hill Visits. These are meetings with the Senators and Representative in Congress who represent you. A key part of any successful Hill Visit is planning ahead – and this is equally important whether you’re participating in the Conference virtually or in DC!

 

If you’re participating in the NCIL Conference in DC: We recommend you contact your Senators and Representative as soon as possible to schedule your meetings. When you request a meeting, tell the scheduler you are calling to schedule a meeting as part of NCIL’s Hill Day to advocate for disability rights and Independent Living. This way, they will make sure to schedule you with the right person. Some Members of Congress are meeting with their constituents in person, and many are still meeting virtually. Make sure to discuss what type of meeting you are setting up. If you need accommodations for your meeting, these should be made directly to the Congressional office.

 

If you’re participating in the NCIL Conference virtually: We recommend you contact your Senators and Representative as soon as possible to schedule your meetings. When you request a meeting, tell the scheduler you are calling to schedule a virtual meeting as part of NCIL’s Hill Day to advocate for disability rights and Independent Living. This way, they will make sure to schedule you with the right person. If you need accommodations for your meeting, these should be made directly to the Congressional office.

 

Remember:

 

  • Virtual Hill Visits can be a call, a Zoom meeting, or another meeting format.
  • Try to schedule your meetings on July 27.
  • Requests for accommodations should be made directly to the Congressional office.
  • Please note: you do not have to attend the conference to participate in NCIL’s Virtual Hill Day, and you are welcome to have others join you!

 

How to contact your Members of Congress:

 

 

Hybrid Rally

 

This year’s Rally will be held at the Grand Hyatt on Wednesday, July 27. We have a fantastic line-up of Members of Congress and NCIL leaders who will provide remarks to inform and energize you before your Hill Visits. You can tune in to the Rally at 10:00 a.m. Eastern at the NCIL Conference website. To allow for the greatest amount of flexibility around your meeting schedules, the Rally video will be archived and available all day. ASL interpretation and CART will be provided.

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