Let’s be heard! Join us in DC on October 12
There is no better way to advocate than holding a face-to face meeting with legislators and their staff. And that is why we are going to the Hill. As representatives of some of the most important and visible organizations in your districts you have the power to educate and influence how charitable giving is perceived by your representatives. These small group meetings make an impact when you educate members of Congress about the importance of charitable giving and how promoting a universal charitable deduction can positively impact their communities and constituents.
This will be a critical time to engage legislators about the charitable tax deduction and other issues affecting charitable giving. Whether you are attending the national conference or not, you can participate and we need as many individuals as possible to get a large number of districts represented. This event is open to all CGP members, council members and other interested persons you may wish to invite. There is no fee to participate.
How it works:
CGP is working to make this as convenient as possible for all participants. We know your time is valuable and we appreciate the commitment you are making to attend. CGP will arrange all meetings and set the team schedules for the day. Teams of 3-5 participants will be grouped by district(s) and provided all needed talking points and leave behind materials. Orientation takes place Wednesday afternoon and we will prepare and provide you with everything you need for your day of meetings on Thursday. Rooms are available at the conference hotel Hilton Baltimore and CGP will provide round trip bus transportation between the Hilton Baltimore hotel and Capitol Hill on Thursday. If you are not attending the conference, you may still want to stay in Baltimore to be with the group and likely save some hotel costs.
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, October 11
3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Afternoon Orientation
Meet your team, pick up materials, learn your schedule of meetings and get oriented for the day. Perry Wasserman and CGP staff will host an advocacy training session on the Wednesday afternoon following the close of NCPP at the conference hotel. You will be grouped with your team to plan your day, get oriented on protocol and learn what to expect in the sometimes hectic environment of congressional offices. We will discuss talking points and provide tips on how to be effective as a team. By the end of the orientation you will be prepared and set for the upcoming day
Evening - Open
Enjoy an evening with our colleagues in downtown Baltimore and the Harbor. Networking is encouraged. Catching up on work in your hotel room is not.
Thursday, October 12
8:00 a.m., Meet the bus for ride to Capitol Hill
There will be two buses and your team will be assigned to a bus based on where your first meeting is scheduled.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Attend meetings as assigned.
Have lunch in one of the House or Senate cafeterias.
Attend afternoon meetings as assigned.
3:00 pm, Meet buses for transportation back to Hilton Baltimore hotel.
Please register as early as possible so teams can be established and meetings set. This will be a fun and exhilarating event for everyone involved. Meeting in a team environment with clear messaging and materials takes the pressure off and spending the day with colleagues in the halls of the House and Senate buildings on Capitol Hill is always inspiring.
If you need additional information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the offices at 317-269-6274