Fun with Fly-Ins
Friday, December 8,12:00 pm-1:30 pm$5
A fly-in can be one of the most effective ways to motivate advocates and get your message across to Capitol Hill. It can also be one of the most stressful experiences of your career—or possibly even your life. Join this session to gain some tips and techniques for reducing stress and increasing effectiveness. We’ll look at:
- Streamlined, efficient structures for registering advocates and scheduling meetings.
- How to craft policy compelling materials that will influence advocates and legislators alike.
- What advocates need to know to be prepared (it’s not what you think)!
- The role social media and electronic communications can play in making, or breaking, your event.
- Best strategies to encourage advocates to connect with policymakers in district.
- Different options for small, medium and large events and how to choose.
- Types of events you can include in a fly-in, including events in district.
The panelists for this session have decades of grassroots experience in Washington, DC. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from their successes (and mistakes). You’ll come away with an actionable plan for your next event, as well as exclusive access to our follow-up video course.
- Moderator: Stephanie Vance
- Monika Geraci, Recreational Vehicles Industry Association
- Matt Wright, Children’s Hospital Association
- Randy Ford, National Write Your Congressman
We have designed this event to fully comply with US Senate Rule 35.1(d)(1), US House Ethics Manual pp. 41-47, and the U.S. Executive Branch Gift Rules regarding the “widely attended event” exception to the gift rules. US Senate and House staff are advised to consult with the US Senate and House Ethics Committee to confirm this analysis. US Executive Branch employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel. State and municipal employees are advised to consult with their agency counsel as to applicable gift rules for their jurisdiction before participating in the event.