The Survivor’s Guide to Hill Day 2012

by Kirsten Reed on June 7, 2012

What is Hill Day?  How can I prepare for every contingency when I meet with my legislators?  What essential supplies do I need to bring with me to ensure success on the Hill?  How can I survive Hill Day without getting blisters on my feet?

The answers to these and other important questions can be found in our video series, “The Survivor’s Guide to Hill Day 2012.” Make sure you watch these videos to hear from National Council staff – and Hill Day survival experts – about the best tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time in Washington, D.C.! You’ll learn how to influence policymakers, what you should be prepared to talk about in your Hill visits, where to eat in D.C., and much more.

The “Do’s” of Hill Day

Have questions about what you’re actually supposed to do once you’re standing in front of your legislator or their staff? What should you say? What’s too much? What’s too little? And for crying out loud what if you don’t know the answer to a question?!  Rest easy, Chuck Ingoglia (Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Practice Improvement) and Mohini Venkatesh (Senior Director of Public Policy) walk you through exactly what to do on lobbying day.

 

Advocacy DON’Ts

Well, now we know what to DO at Hill Day.  But what about some DON’Ts?  What are the pitfalls to advocating on Capitol Hill? Is there anything to avoid?  Yes, in fact, there are a few things….and Chuck Ingoglia and Mohini Venkatesh share them with you below.

 

Susan and Bryan’s Foodie Tour

Well now that you know the Do’s and Don’ts of Hill Day it’s time to get some tips on where should you go for a bite to eat at lunch. Or where to go for a celebratory dinner after you’ve successfully completed all your meetings on the Hill. Bryan Gibb and Susan Partain of the National Council’s Mental Health First Aid will answer all your questions and take you on a custom foodie tour of Washington D.C.

 

The Best DC Tourist Attractions

Whether you’re a regular visitor to DC, or if  Hill Day 2012 is the first time you’ll be in the nation’s capitol, or you’ve lived here your whole life, there’s an endless array of enticing tourist attractions options. Creating a wish list of all the options is the easy part.  Knowing where to start is the hard part!  National Council staff members Laira and Sandy help you to compile that list and get ready for this special summer visit.

 

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