Capitol Hill Day Volunteer Hub
Below are links to everything you will need to prepare for your Capitol Hill Day meetings. If you have any questions, please contact your NPF Team Group Leader. If you need assistance viewing your schedule through the mobile tool, you can call the Soapbox Help Desk at (202) 362-5910.
View Your Schedule and Submit Meeting Reports
Your meeting schedule can be found by logging in to the Soapbox Mobile Tool. Your login information can be found in the email you received from Soapbox.View my schedule
Your go-to guide for all meetings. This script has everything you need!View the script
Preparing to Discuss Each Topic
The three below documents are designed to provide background information, questions that are frequently asked by members of Congress and their staff (plus the answers!), and questions to help you connect your experience to the policy issue. Use these materials when preparing for the meetings.
Ask 1: Pandemic Related Challenges
Background on inter-state telehealth and the RISE Act, frequently asked questions, and how to connect your experience to both topics.Ask 1
Ask 2: Safe Step Act
Background on step therapy reform, frequently asked questions, and how to connect your experience to step therapy.Ask 2
Ask 3: Medicare Part D Cap
Background on Medicare Part D out-of-pocket costs and the proposal to create a cap and smoothing mechanism, frequently asked questions, and how to connect your experience.Ask 3
Don’t forget to share your advocacy on social media! Use the social media kit to thank your members of Congress and ask fellow advocates to join you in taking action. Remember to include a photo of you wearing your t-shirt and holding the selfie sign. Tag NPF so we can share your posts too!
Leave Behind Document
Ahead of the meetings, members of Congress and their staff received a document explaining our policy asks along with an overview of NPF’s education and research programs. For your reference, this is the document they were sent.
March 30: “Hotel Lobby” Capitol Hill Day Social Event
Open-House Style Social Event from 7:30 – 9:30 pm ET, beginning at 7:30 ET / 6:30 CT / 5:30 MT / 4:30 PT
While we wish we could all catch up in the hotel lobby before the training dinner, things are a bit different this year. The Capitol Hill Day Committee has planned a social event on March 30 to provide the same opportunity as the “Hotel Lobby Time” we would normally have.
April 17: Virtual Training Session
Beginning at 1 p.m. est. / 10 a.m. pst.
The session will last 4 hours, including built-in breaks.
April 20 or 21: Virtual Hill Meetings
Meetings will be held between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. est. (see image below for the regional timeline.)
West Coast groups will start a bit later, but should plan to be available as early as 7 a.m. pst.
NPF’s Capitol Hill Day Committee Members are here to serve as peer guides for event attendees and provide unique attendee feedback to NPF staff throughout the planning process. As we get closer to the event, they will provide training tips and be available for questions.
Additional Training Resources
In the weeks leading up to Capitol Hill Day, this section will be updated with training resources specific to the “asks” that you will talk about with members of Congress. In the meantime, make sure to familiarize yourself with NPF’s policy priorities, the legislative process and crafting your story.