2014 Capitol Hill Day
June 17, 2014
On June 17, the TASH Board of Directors, along with advocates from across the country, will gather on Capitol Hill to hear from disability champions in Congress and meet with U.S. senate and house offices. We’ll be asking Congress to take action on the following priorities:
- Restraint and seclusion prevention in public schools
- The right to save assets for future goals
- Access to employment opportunities
- Passage of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Beginning May 8, TASH will lead a series of six training sessions to build capacity and confidence in being an effective advocate. Can’t make it to Washington, DC? You can still participate by meeting with your officials’ home offices.
Hit register below to complete the registration form no later than May 6. If you register after, you may miss some of the training sessions; nevertheless, you will still be able to view the archives and be up to date.
Registration is no longer available.
Capitol Hill Day Training
Mark 5 p.m. ET every Thursday from May 8 through June 12 on your calendar. This six-session training series will provide you with an in-depth understanding of TASH’s legislative agenda, guidelines for conducting a visit with an elected official and the skills necessary to make a powerful request. If you are not able to attend a live session, you will still be able to access and view the session archive.
Review the complete agenda here.
For those coming from out of town, we have reserved a block of rooms at the at the Courtyard Washington, DC US Capitol (located at 1325 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002) at the special rate of $179 per night.
About Courtyard Washington, DC US Capitol: The hotel lobby provides guests flexibility and choices to stay connected and productive. For example, the lobby features flexible spaces to work or relax, free Wi-Fi, and easy access to news, weather and airport conditions. There is a bistro and bar in the lobby area, two restaurants, and several other eateries across the street form the hotel. It also includes a fitness center, indoor pool, 24-hr business center and boarding pass printing service to help make your stay more comfortable.
The hotel is within easy reach of the U.S. Capitol, National Mall, and is located just one metro rail stop from Union Station. Learn more here.