Capitol Hill Day Volunteer Hub

Welcome to your portal for this year's virtual Capitol Hill Day. We are very happy to have you join our great community of patients, doctors and advocates that have given their time to improving care for those living with psoriatic disease.

Key Resources

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

Meeting Script

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

Social Media

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!

Get your social media toolkit

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.

NPF Leave Behind

Key Dates

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Capitol Hill Day 2021 regional map

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.

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Resources to Get Started

These resources are designed to help you learn about the legislative process and how to advocate effectively.

Get started

Dive Deeper

Get to know the policy issues that affect the psoriatic disease community and the avenues for policy change.

Dive deeper

Questions About Capitol Hill Day?

Your answers are just a click away. Email Julia Boles or Hannah Lynch for further information. And keep up to date with the latest by visiting our Capitol Hill Day landing page.

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