NNEDV and NAESV Advocacy Days 2023
Be Heard, Take Action, End Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) are excited to announce that we are co-hosting Advocacy Days this year in Washington, DC, June 6th and 7th*.
Securing increased federal funding is our shared priority this year and by combining forces we will strengthen our collective ask. Advocacy Days will be open to domestic violence coalitions, sexual assault coalitions and dual coalitions, and their invited guests.
*Single issue sexual assault and dual coalitions will be invited to a June 5, 2023 event hosted by NAESV.
All coalitions and single issue domestic violence coalitions attending Advocacy Days events on June 6th and 7th must register through this page: AD23 Registration.
Single issue sexual assault and dual coalitions who are attending the June 5th event hosted by NAESV can register for that event here.
We welcome the participation of as many state and territory coalition members as possible. We encourage coalitions to invite survivors who want to speak from their lived experience, culturally specific service providers, and first-time participants, as well those of you who join us each year in DC. Registration is free for those speaking as survivors with lived experience and for culturally specific service provider staff.
(Draft Agenda – information will be updated as more details become available)
Pre-Advocacy Days Trainings Over Zoom:
- Tuesday, May 9 @ 4:00pm – 5:00pm (ET) — Getting Ready for Advocacy Days – The Logistics
- Wednesday, May 31 @ 3:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) — Getting Ready for Advocacy Days – The Issues
NAESV Dual and Single-Issue SA Coalition Event:
- Monday, June 5 — NAESV meeting for sexual assault and dual coalitions
Advocacy Days in Washington, DC at The Yours Truly Hotel:
- Tuesday, June 6
- NNEDV and NAESV Welcome
- Federal Panel
- Policy Forum
- Evening Congressional Reception – location TBD
- Wednesday, June 7
- Coalition Meetings with Members of Congress on Capitol Hill
- Happy Hour/Debrief at Yours Truly Hotel
- Tuesday, June 6
Both pre-Advocacy Day pre-training sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Zoom information will be provided in your registration confirmation and subsequent emails. Each session will be closed captioned in English. ASL and Spanish interpretation are available upon request.
Scheduling Meetings with Your Members of Congress
NNEDV and NAESV will send a template scheduling letter for Congressional meetings and explain e how to set up these meetings at our May 9th pre-Advocacy Days trainings.
Travel and Hotel
Events on June 6 will take place at the Yours Truly Hotel, which has a room block for coalitions to book directly with the hotel. Hotel and travel costs are not included in registration rates and details on booking your hotel rooms within the block will be provided upon completion of registration. Hotel reservations within our block must be booked no later than May 15!
The Tuesday Congressional Reception location is currently being determined. Wednesday Congressional meetings will be in the U.S. House and Senate buildings on Capitol Hill. We will provide maps to help you navigate. Coalitions will be responsible for transportation to and from these events and staff will be available to help you navigate should you need help.
Language interpretation (including, but not limited to, ASL and spoken languages) will be provided upon request and can be requested in the registration form. Requests after May 15th cannot be guaranteed.
Other mobility and learning accessibility needs can be indicated in registration as well. (For example, materials in Braille, wheelchair access, materials in large print, etc.)
Every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed. Reasonable accommodations will be provided during meeting sessions. Please contact: us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for more assistance.
Health and Safety
We want to acknowledge the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our nation and survivors and understand it is still very much an ongoing crisis. The best way to protect oneself from COVID-19 is to wear a proper mask, complete a full vaccine schedule, and to test when appropriate. We want to make sure you understand this is a multi-day, in-person event where social distancing is not guaranteed and masking is not required.
If you have any questions about Advocacy Days, please don’t hesitate to email NNEDV at email@example.com or Maureen Gallagher, NAESV Advocacy Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington, DC this summer!
Advocacy Days is brought to you in part by our generous sponsor: