Capitol Hill Day

About Public Policy and Capitol Hill Day

Your coalition is the fuel that keeps our movement going! Achieving the mission to prevention substance abuse is possible, but we need your help/ Capitol Hill Day is one of the most exciting events at the Forum, providing participants from across the country with the opportunity to meet and educate policymakers in Congress about the importance of substance abuse prevention.

The kickoff event, the Capitol Hill Day Plenary, will feature remarks from members of Congress and Sue Thau about what's going on in Washington that affects our field. Following the plenary is the Capitol Hill Day Reception, traditionally held in one of the Senate Office buildings, where Members of Congress will address attendees over light refreshments. Then, it's time to take over Capitol Hill to meet with your Congressional delegations and drive home the importance of substance use/abuse prevention.

How do I learn more about MY Capitol Hill Day Appointment?
As in the past, CADCA will arrange your Capitol Hill Day Appointments for you. CADCA will provide the appropriate appointment registration form (separate from the Forum registration) at a later date that makes it simple and easy to sign up for a meeting with your local Members' of Congress' office.
Given the budgetary constraints our nation is currently facing and the fact that substance abuse prevention funding has been cut by more tha 48% over the decade, it is critical to take advantage of this opportunity! CADCA will provide complimentary transportation so Forum participants can meet with their U.S. Representative and both Senators between 1:15 pm - 5:30 pm.
Webinar on Capitol Hill Day Priorities
CADCA will host a Capitol Hill Day webinar in January to provide you with a sneak peek at the legiskative kits hat will be handed out onsite and provide you with tips to ensure that you make the most out of your congressional meetings. Details regarding the webinar will be sent out well in advance for those who have registered for Capitol Hill Day.

Capitol Hill Day Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 3

Opening Plenary & Legislative Update
Get the latest and most up-to-date information on legislation, how the Administration and Congress are shaping substance abuse prevention policy affecting you and your coalition, and what else is happening on Capitol Hill. Interact with key Hill staffers and hear from congressional leaders! CADCA also will present Congressional Leadership Awards to recognize outstanding members of Congress who have championed legislation and strategies to protect and enhance the federal role in substance abuse prevention, education, treatment and research. 
Capitol Hill Reception
Kick off your Capitol Hill Day appointments by attending a congressional reception on the Hill. CADCA will have several distinguished members of Congress and their staff in attendance. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to network with members of Congress and key staffers before heading to your congressional appointments. The reception location is be released at a later date.

Congressional Appointments
1:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Go to Capitol Hill to educate your legislators about the effectiveness of substance abuse prevention, education and treatment. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to tell members of your congressional delegation and/or their key staffers about your coalition, and what you're accomplishing in the community.

Click here to view the schedule.