USBC Advocacy Day at the Capitol: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
- This is a fun and easy way to advocate for breastfeeding families in your state and Congressional district.
- A training webinar will be offered to registrants in advance of the event. There will *not* be an onsite training.
- Registrants will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the hotel lobby for a 10 a.m. departure via METRO to the Capitol.
- Registrants will be provided printed materials and talking points for their legislative meetings. See below for resources.
- Lunch will be on your own, with an optional group meet-up in the Capitol Visitors Center cafeteria.
- We've planned for the group to travel back to the hotel at approximately 3 p.m. Participants may elect to remain in D.C. to visit museums, monuments, or other sites, traveling back to the hotel at their leisure.
Advocacy Day Fee Levels:
- Sustainer $35 Fees cover costs associated with advocacy training webinar production and printed materials.
- Pay it Forward $50 Choose this level to help support USBC Advocacy efforts, in addition to advocacy training webinar production and printed materials.
- You are welcome to add Advocacy Day to your registration, until the time when registration closes on Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m. ET. After that time, if you'd like to join us, we'll ask you to please email email@example.com to let us know that you'd like to join the group and we will register you on site.
Policy Briefing Webinar
Advocacy Day attendee, you will be supported every step of the way as you prepare for and complete your Congressional visits and packet drop offs.
Advocacy Day Policy Briefing
Wednesday, June 5, from 2 – 3 pm EST/ 11 am – 12 pm PST.
This briefing will help you learn about this year's breastfeeding policy priorities, provide tips and event logistics to help you maximize the experience, as well as offer an opportunity for questions and connections with your fellow attendees.
Resources for Attendees
The USBC Advocacy Team has developed the following materials to help walk you through each step - from scheduling appointments, to knowing what to expect on June 12th. Engaging with these resources will help set you up for a successful day of advocating for breastfeeding families. We recommend starting with the Attendee Checklist to get an overview of the process before familiarizing yourself with the other handouts.
- Attendee Checklist
- How to Schedule Appointments
- Preparing for Appointments
- What to Expect in Appointments
- Tips and Tricks for Advocacy Day
- USBC Advocacy Day Congressional Target List
Advocacy Day attendees will be provided with materials from USBC and partners on a variety of policy priorities. These resources will be included in the packets that you will receive on the day of the event to share with Congressional offices during your appointments.
- State Breastfeeding Reports
- Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act
- Addressing Gaps in the Military Parental Leave Program
- Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act
- Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act
- Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)
- General Fact Sheet
- Business Fact Sheet
- For additional background see the A Better Balance report, "Long Overdue: It Is Time for the Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"
- Federal Appropriations for Breastfeeding
- Federal Appropriations for WIC
- Reducing Health Disparities
Thank you for contributing to creating a landscape of breastfeeding support!
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