What: LIRS Advocacy Visits with New Members of the 116th Congress
When: January 3, 2019
Who: LIRS staff, network partner staff, and YOU
we only have 30 spots for individuals, so sign up today!
Where: LIRS DC Advocacy Office & Capitol Hill
Join LIRS and LSS-NCA advocates as we visit the offices of newly elected Members of the 116th Congress. The freshman class, one of the largest in history with over 100 new members, will be sworn in on January 3, 2019. This is a great opportunity to meet Capitol Hill staff that will be informing new legislators on refugee and immigration issues that are important to us.
What can you expect visits to be like on this day? Swearing-in day visits are about building relationships and introducing yourself and the organization you represent as a resource of information. There is a festive mood on the Hill and it is a great time to congratulate new Members of Congress and their staff. Office visits are not scheduled in advance and participants do not engage in in-depth issue or policy-driven conversations.
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If you would like to learn more about the first day of Congress, check out this resource:
The First Day of a New Congress: A Guide to Proceedings on the Senate Floor