2017 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference attendees will have the opportunity on the third day of the conference to go to Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress and staff regarding policy priorities outlined throughout the conference.
Lobby Day 2017 will begin by hearing brief remarks from Members who are significant to our work (i.e., Members who sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee). FRAC and Feeding America staff can assist in scheduling visits prior to arrival in DC. Hill visit materials are supplied to all conference attendees.
All conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Lobbying 101 training webinar prior to arrival in DC. Additionally, all conference attendees will be supplied with materials specifying policy priorities and “asks” of Members of Congress. These materials will be discussed throughout the conference and available to take on any Hill visits scheduled with Members of Congress and their staff.
Visit the 2017 Conference website to learn more.
2016 Congressional Attendees for Lobby Day
For Lobby Day on Capitol Hill during the 2016 Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, we were pleased to be joined by the following Members of Congress who spoke at breakfast prior to attendees conducting individual Hill visits for the remainder of the day:
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member
- Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), House Education Committee Ranking Member
- Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC), member of the House Education & House Agriculture committees
- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), lead sponsor of the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act (H.R. 3886)
- Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), member of the House Agriculture Committee and House Budget Committee
- Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), leader of the House Agriculture Committee and House Hunger Caucus
- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee
- Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI), anti-poverty champion on the House Budget Committee