A new presidential administration and freshmen class in Congress provides the global health community an important opportunity to assert the value of global health to the US and the world. To achieve this, CUGH will be hosting a virtual Global Health Day on Capitol Hill, February 25th, 2021. This online event will allow participants to engage their Congresspersons on the value of US leadership and investments in global health.
We will focus on members from committees that are responsible for funding US global health programs. This is an important time as Congress will be beginning its appropriations cycle. All global health practitioners who are US citizens are welcome to participate but we are particularly seeking individuals from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The meetings will occur from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 25th, 2021. Advocacy Associates, a government relations firm, will schedule all engagements. We will do our best to connect attendees with their senators and House representatives. Participants will receive a personalized Hill Day agenda, talking points, and corresponding log-in information for their virtual meetings.
To apply for this Hill Day, please complete this form. The application deadline is Friday, January 8th, 2021, EOD. Space is limited. You must reside in the US to participate in this Hill Day given the strict nature of Congressional offices and constituent services. Multiple participants will be part of each meeting. BEFORE APPLYING PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CAN ATTEND THE DAY.
If you have any questions please contact Ms. Monica Gilsanz, Advocacy and Communications Project Officer at CUGH: (202) 872-1187 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will participate in this effort at this important time so we can strengthen US activities across a range of global health and environmental issues.