Event Information

Capitol Hill Day

April 7, 2017
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC

Capitol Hill Day is sponsored by ANNA to provide education about federal health policy issues and to increase participation in advocacy.

All nephrology nurses are invited to participate! You will have an opportunity to learn more about health policy issues that are important for nephrology nurses and our patients. Then, you will visit Capitol Hill to discuss these topics with legislators.

Preparation for your Capitol Hill visits will occur during an online education program entitled How to Make the Most of your Capitol Hill Visits during ANNA’s Symposium in Washington, DC. You then will have the opportunity to participate in a breakfast briefing session in Washington, DC, on April 7 to help further prepare you for your visits to Capitol Hill.

YouTube Video: How to Make the Most of your Capitol Hill Visits

Instructions for Participants (including how to request a meeting with your Member of Congress)

Who can participate?

  • All ANNA members
  • All nephrology nurses
  • ANNA National Symposium attendees
  • ANNA Volunteer Leaders Workshop attendees

Why attend?

  • Learn about federal health policy issues and participate in advocating for nephrology nursing issues on Capitol Hill.
  • Learn the major steps in the legislative process.
  • Learn how to make appointments and set up legislative visits.
  • Note: Participants will be responsible for making their own appointments with their Congress and Senate representatives. Meetings should be scheduled in advance and as early as possible in advance; preferably, no later than March 31, 2017. Download instructions for requesting a meeting with your Member of Congress.

Schedule ~ April 7, 2017 ~ Washington, DC

7:00 am - 8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Capitol Hill preparation and training before going to the Hill

9:00 am - 4:00 pm     
Capitol Hill Visits ~ Participants will visit legislators per appointments they made in advance.

Important Information

  • There is no registration fee to participate.
  • Expenses for Capitol Hill Day are on your own. Taxi fares from the Marriott Wardman Park to Capitol Hill are estimated to be $15 each way.
  • Participants are encouraged to visit either the Senate or the House. Visiting both places may not be an easy option, given time constraints and travel logistics.