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EDC National Lobby Day

on Capitol Hill,

October 4th, 2011


EDC Board Members with Senator Harkin.


Get active! Capitol Hill is the place for eating disorder advocacy in April! The Eating Disorders Coalition is hosting its first Lobby Day and Congressional Briefing of 2011. This Lobby Day will build even further momentum around FREED - the first eating disorders legislation to comprehensively promote research, treatment, education, and prevention programs.


Monday, October 3rd

Reception and Meet and Greet Social

7:30-9:30 PM
720 7th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington DC 20001

We invite you to our EDC Reception and Meet and Greet Social featuring a casual supper buffet the night before EDC Lobby Day.  Please join us for this great opportunity to get to know the other advocates and supporters of the EDC.

Tuesday, October 4th

Basic Training
8:00AM - 10:00 AM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
3rd & A St SE, Washington DC 20003

Basic Training is required for all first-time advocates. You will learn what lobbying is, how to do it effectively, and the role of advocates in creating sound public policy. This is for first time advocates ONLY!


Message Training
10 AM - 11 AM

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall
3rd & A St SE, Washington DC 20003

Message Training is REQUIRED for everyone joining us at EDC Lobby Day. We will review talking points for the day and our overall message with other EDC Lobby Day team members. A light breakfast will be served prior to Message Training.

EDC Lobby Day
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
U.S. Capitol Complex

At the U.S. Capitol, we will work in teams meeting with elected officials and their staff. No one will lobby alone. Lobby teams will arrive for each appointment, deliver a packet of materials, and talk about how Congress can help.


EDC Congressional Briefing

"The Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act: The Benefits of Access to Care, Appropriate Treatment, and Increased Research and Education "

S Capitol Vistors Center

(House side of the Visitor's Center)

4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Room HVC 201

Hosted by Representative Tammy Baldwin



Travel Information

Hotels in Washington, DC:

Hotels in Washington, DC can be expensive, so we encourage everyone to book early. Using, we found the following hotels which were some of the best bets – keep in mind if you try and book directly with the hotels you wont get these prices so we suggest using Prices are always changing, so these could change without warning. The EDC doesn’t endorse any of these hotels specifically – but this is only intended to serve as a guide if you are new to the Washington, DC area.

Latham Hotel Georgetown $167
Comments: Very Nice hotel in Georgetown area which is a fun, safe and lively, lots of good restaurants and a great and fun area of Washington D.C. Not near any of the Lobby Day Events so you will need to take cabs or go for along walk to the metro. Allow 20-30 minutes to Lobby Day Events or shorter in a cab.

Club Quarters Washington (17th Street) $179
Comments: Nice standard business hotel near White House, not close to any of the Lobby Day Events, but right on top of the Metro line so easy quick access in about 15-20 minutes to events. About a five-10 minute walk will take you to a lively area with restaurants etc. More convenient then the Latham Hotel.

Capitol Skyline Hotel $215
Comments: Newly Renovated Hotel and on Capitol Hill near EDC Events , there are metros nearby but this is a very quiet neighborhood at night with few amenities and we do not recommend walking in this area – you may need to take cabs to EDC Events.

Hotels on Capitol Hill
The following hotels are all very close to Lobby Day Events and will be nice, but are more expensive, mostly in the $300-$400 range.
The Liaison
The George
Capitol Hill Hotel

Transportation From Airport:

Ronald Reagan / Washington National (DCA)

  • Distance: 4 MI/ 6.44 KM N

  • Taxi Fee: $20.00 (USD)

  • Time by taxi: 10 to 15 minutes (non-rush hour)

  • Time by METRO train: 22 minutes

  • METRO train fee: $1.85 (USD)

Dulles International (IAD) 

  • Distance: 35 MI/ 56.33 KM E

  • Taxi Fee: $55.00 (USD)

  • Time by taxi: 45 minutes

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle

  • Super Shuttle fee: $30.00 (USD)

Baltimore-Washington International (BWI)

  • Distance: 40 MI/ 64.37 KM SW

  • Taxi Fee: $50.00 (USD)

  • Time by taxi: 45 minutes (non-rush hour)

  • Train time: 60 minutes

  • Amtrak train: $35, daily (see TRAINS)

  • MARC Train (M-F) $9 (see TRAINS)

  • Super Shuttle fee: $35.00 (USD)


Tools for Participants

U.S. Capitol: List of Prohibited & Allowed Items




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