Thousands of Community Advocates Headed to Capitol Hill Today to Educate Members of Congress About Substance Abuse Prevention

To meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from over 40 states during CADCA’s 23rd Annual National Leadership Forum

Washington, D.C. – Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington,
D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill Feb. 5th to meet with U.S. Senators and
Representatives from more than 40 states to educate them about critical substance abuse
issues. These Congressional meetings are taking place during Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 23rd annual National Leadership Forum, the nation’s largest training conference for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, as part of Capitol Hill Day. Capitol Hill Day kicks off with an opening plenary followed by a congressional reception on the Hill. Several distinguished Members of Congress will provide remarks at each event. The day concludes with Congressional appointments.

OPENING PLENARY:   
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m.
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD

Participants:     
Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA Chairman & CEO, U.S. Army, Retired
Sue Thau, CADCA Public Policy Consultant
Congressman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)
Andrea McCarren, Reporter, WUSA-TV, CBS station in Washington, D.C.

CAPITOL HILL RECEPTION:
Wednesday, Feb. 6, Noon
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center,
Washington, D.C.

Participants:   
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.)
Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
Congressman William Keating (D-Mass.)
A representative (Sara Mabry) from the office of Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

REPORTERS INTERESTED IN INTERVIEWING A COMMUNITY LEADER OR COVERING CAPITOL HILL DAY SHOULD CALL (202) 344-5464 OR EMAIL NMARTINEZ@CADCA.ORG.

About CADCA

The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.