Register for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day!
On Thursday, February 6, 2014, for the fourth consecutive year, representatives from Jewish organizations and lay leadership from communities across the continent will come to Washington to learn about public policy issues impacting the disability community and then meet with their legislators and their staff to advocate on those issues.
This day of advocacy is held in conjunction with Jewish Disability Awareness Month, a unified initiative each February to raise awareness of disability issues and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide. Advocacy is a key component of this effort, so we hope you will join us in Washington for this great opportunity.
We are currently developing the agenda for the day, including the issues on which we will be advocating, and more information will be provided both through e-mail and through this website as the agenda evolves. Roughly, the day will begin with Kosher breakfast being served at 8:30am, followed by a morning of briefings with experts on disability policy issues and a “Lobbying 101” session that will help you use the information you have learned and the tools you will be provided (including one-pagers on the issues) to be effective advocates. After those briefings and a Kosher lunch, we will attend meetings with key legislators and their staff until approximately 4:00pm.
You can register for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day here. Registration is $54, which covers a share of the cost of Kosher breakfast and lunch that will be provided for you at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, as well as printed materials.
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Need More Information or Assistance?
For more information about the schedule of events or program, contact me, or Eisendrath Legislative Assistant for Disability Issues, Deborah Goldberg, at 202-387-2800.
If you will be traveling to Washington, DC from out of town to join us and would like assistance with making arrangements, please contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Deborah Goldberg or Allison Redisch at the Jewish Federation.
We look forward to seeing you in Washington for this important day of advocacy!