June 14 / Washington, DC
Lobby Day is a unique opportunity to use your voice by meeting personally with your members of Congress and their staff.
Our message to Congress is:
Protect and reform programs in the budget that help poor and hungry people both at home and abroad.
Schedule for Lobby Day:
The day will begin with worship at 8:30 a.m., which will provide an opportunity to reflect on God's call to justice for hungry and poor people.
Next, a briefing on the issues will give you the current status of foreign assistance reform legislation, insights from key lawmakers working on the issue, and tips on effective ways to communicate with Congress.
In the afternoon, you will join others from your region to speak to your members of Congress and their staff on current legislation for hungry and poor people around the world.
We will close the day with a reception and evening worship. Lobby Day will conclude at 8 p.m. View the full schedule of National Gathering 2011, which includes the schedule for Lobby Day.
If you haven’t registered for National Gathering 2011, please register here. There is no fee associated with Lobby Day.
If you have registered for National Gathering 2011, you need not re-register for Lobby Day.
I’ve registered. What next?
Phone the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your representative’s office.
Identify yourself as a constituent of the representative and explain that you want to meet with your representative on Tuesday, June 14—preferably between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Tell your representative’s staff that you will be in Washington, DC, for Bread for the World’s Lobby Day and want to discuss protecting programs in the budget that are needed by hungry and poor people in the United States and abroad.
Always ask to meet with your representative, but if your representative is busy, request a meeting with the aide who handles budget policy.
Once you’ve set up a meeting, please inform us immediately by filling out this form. Meetings will be posted on this site. If you have any problems, please email Traci Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (202) 688-1149.
Lobby Day Venue
The briefing for Lobby Day will be held at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, at the corner of Sixth and I Streets in the Chinatown district of Washington, DC.
Lobby Day visits will be in Congress on Capitol Hill. There will be regular shuttle buses from Sixth and I and the House and Senate sides of Capitol Hill.
We encourage Lobby Day participants to use Metro to reach Sixth and I Synagogue. It is about three blocks from the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop on the red, green, and yellow lines. Buses to Sixth and I Synagogue will be provided for Lobby Day participants staying at American University.
The closest Metro stop for Congress is South Capitol on the blue and orange lines. The stop is one block from the House side of the Capitol. The closest Metro to the Senate side of Capitol Hill is Union Station on the red line. This is about four blocks away.
Lobby Day Meetings
Here is a list of Lobby Day meetings so far.