The Secular Coalition for America is once again holding its Washington D.C. Lobby Day! Join us for a Capitol Hill reception on the evening of March 4th and then on March 5th to meet with your members of Congress to discuss issues and legislation that matter to the secular community.
We will begin with a reception in the Rayburn House Office Building from 6:00-8:00 pm on March 4, with a legislator or two dropping by. On the 5th we will fan out across Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers and staff on legislation and to invite them to join the Congressional Freethought Caucus. The Secular Coalition for America will provide breakfast and lunch in The Gold Room in the Rayburn Building, which will serve as our headquarters for the day. We schedule the meetings for you, go over everything in advance in a Zoom call, and provide talking points.
Who can do this? Anyone. No lobbying experience is required. No one expects you to be an expert on policy or the legislative process. You just need to explain how secular Americans expect equal rights and how the issue(s) we will discuss affect you. You will go to meetings in groups of 3-5, depending on how many people we have from each state, and we will try to have an experienced Lobby Day veteran in each group. We will also have several government affairs experts from our coalition members to attend some of the meetings.
We are going to lobby for a bill that will crack down on militias in this country. We know that a significant number of militia members are Christian nationalists, and Christian nationalists want to make this a Christian nation. They don’t believe in the separation of church and state and they are preparing to do something about it. You can read more about the bill here from the bill sponsors. You don’t need to know anything about lobbying or militias! We take care of that.
Ready to attend? Click here to register. The registration and meals cost will be $75.
Then click here to get a hotel room if you are coming from out of town. We have a number of rooms reserved at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill – one block from the US Capitol. Don’t delay making that reservation.
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Students register for free. Just contact us at [email protected]
March 4th – 5th @ Washington DC