Capitol Hill Day Volunteer Hub
Welcome to your portal for the 2023 Capitol Hill Day. As a participant, you may know that this year's Capitol Hill Day is a two-part hybrid program.
In-Person Capitol Hill Day – March 8 & 9
For the first time since 2019, we are back together on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to urge members of Congress and their staff to join our mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
Virtual Capitol Hill Day – March 14
Five days later (on pie day 🥧) virtual participants will open up laptops, wear NPF advocacy t-shirts, and meet with members of Congress and their staff with the exact same mission as the in-person event.
Below are links to everything you will need to prepare for your Capitol Hill Day meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Will Hubbert at email@example.com. After February 28, if you need assistance viewing your legislative meetings schedule through the mobile tool, you can call the Soapbox Help Desk at (202)-362-5910.
View Meeting Schedule and Submit Reports
Check your schedule for CHD or submit your meeting feedback reports with the Soapbox mobile tool. To access the site, use the log-in information that was sent to you in an email from Soapbox on February 28th.
Your go-to guide for all meetings. This script has everything you need!View the script
Sample Follow Up Email
Personalize this sample email to craft your follow up to the offices you meet with.Get the sample email
Preparing to Discuss Each Topic
The three documents below 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.
Social Media Toolkit
Use the social media kit to thank your members of Congress and ask fellow advocates to join you in taking action. Tag NPF so we can share your posts too!Get your social media toolkit
Leave Behind Webpage
Ahead of the meetings, members of Congress and their staff receive a link to this webpage explaining our policy asks along with an overview of NPF’s education and research programs.NPF Leave Behind page
Below is the training schedule for both in-person and virtual attendees. We note below where training is recommended to attend and for which attendees.
Virtual Training on the Three Policy Issues
Monday, February 20, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
This training has been recorded and emailed to all participants. Both in-person and virtual participants are invited to view the recording.
Virtual Training on Team Coordination and How to Run a Meeting
Monday, February 27, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET
It is highly recommended that virtual participants attend this training as teams will connect together to practice their meeting strategy during this time. In-person participants are also invited to attend.
In-Person Capitol Hill Day
All events are highly recommended for in-person participants. There will not be a virtual option. Our home base will be the Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria.
Wednesday, March 8
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET: Training
5:00 p.m. ET: Reception
Thursday, March 9
8:00 a.m. ET: Breakfast and training overview
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET: Legislative meetings
Virtual Capitol Hill Day
Monday, March 13, Evening
Bills (with bill numbers) are still getting introduced in Congress. NPF will send advocates an email the night before the Virtual Capitol Hill Day containing any late updates to the talking points and wishing you luck!
Tuesday, March 14
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET
It is required for virtual participants to be available during this time for legislative meetings. This event is not open to in-person participants.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Join us for an informal debrief session! We can’t wait to hear how your virtual meetings went and discuss them with you. Join now.
Thank you for being an advocate for the more than 8 million people living with psoriatic disease in the U.S. Your participation in Capitol Hill Day moves us closer to a better future for all those living with chronic disease.
Questions About Capitol Hill Day?
Your answers are just a click away. Email Will Hubbert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.