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EDC National Lobby Day

on Capitol Hill,

September 17 & 18, 2013


Tuesday September, 17th


Awards Reception & Meet and Greet Social 
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Credit Union House
401 C Street, NE
Washington, DC 2002

The EDC annually recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions in eating disorders research, advocacy and policy. We will be honoring an outstanding researcher, a tireless and committed advocate and Members of Congress who have shown notable leadership in advancing EDC's policy goals.  The evening is also great opportunity to get to know the other advocates and supporters of the EDC.

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Wednesday, September 18th

Basic Training

8:00AM - 10:00AM

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Fireside Room

212 East Capitol Street

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
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Parish Hall

212 East Capitol Street

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 Congressional Briefing

"Fear of Fat & Weight Stigma: The Intersection of Obesity & Eating Disorders"

11:30AM - 12:30PM
B369 Rayburn Building

U.S. Capitol Complex


Advocates lobby on the U.S. Capitol Complex
1:00PM - 5:00PM
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.


Optional Gathering
5:00PM - 6:00 PM

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Choir Room

212 East Capitol Street

Washington, DC 20003

Before returning home, please join us for an informal gathering to discuss the day's events and experiences.

Tools for Participants

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

As part of your registration, you will need to enter your state representative and senators. Click here to get this information


Accomodation Information

Hotels are quite expensive this time of year, while we do not specificially endorse any of the suggestions below – these are some options that are lower cost to pursue:

Holiday Inn Washington-Georgetown

This is a standard hotel but you can fit four to a room and the current rate on is $200. Its in a safe neighborhood with restaurants near Georgetown University, however it is not near Capitol Hill where all of the events will be. A cab will cost about 15-20 dollars and will take 20 minutes.

State Street Plaza - Foggy Bottom
This is another standard hotel that can fit four to a room and the current rate on Is $250. Its near George Washington University and is a nice safe neighborhood with some restaurants near by. A cab will cost about 10-12 dollars and take about 15 minutes.

A community website that is widely used that allows you to rent out apartments and private rooms in apartments throughout the country. Make sure to use your best judgement in booking as only you know what you will feel most comfortable with. The site does provide user reviews and all guarantees.



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