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NNA Legislative Day 2019

Thank you for participating in this year's Legislative Day on March 14, 2019.  You will be joining over 150 of your peers in educating Congress on the good work you do every day in communities across the country.  

NNA Legislative Day FAQs to be posted soon. 

Agenda:

March 12, Tuesday
8:00am to 9:30am
NA Membership Breakfast and Annual Meeting
(Omni Shoreham Hotel, Room Location TBA)

March 13, Wednesday
Noon to 2:00pm
NNA Excellence Awards Luncheon - Sponsored by Citi Community Development.

4:45pm - 6:30pm
Capitol Hill Reception - Location: Dirksen 106.  Will be invited: Senate Patrick Leahy, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Jack Reed, Senator Jaky Rosen, Representative David Price, Representative Kay Granger.

March 14, Thursday
8:30 - 9:30am
Briefing and Prepping Breakfast - Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.  Doors will open at 8:00am.

10:30 - 2:30pm Capitol Hill Visits (morning - House, afternoon - Senate)

Setting Up Appointments:

House of Representatives (morning AM):  Please schedule your own House appointments.  Constituents receive a much quicker response to appointment requests than DC-based advocates.  Call your Representatives office (click here to look up) and ask to make an appointment to see the housing staffer the morning of March 14th.  Please try to schedule your House appointments for the morning (10:30 - 12:30)

Note! After you have made your House appointments, please click here to send NNA an email with your confirmed House appointments - that way NNA can coordinate your Senate visits and not conflict.

Senate (afternoon PM): NNA will help schedule these appointments for the afternoon of March 14th (12:30pm to 2:30m). 

Advocacy Priorities and Talking Points:

As in previous years, the NNA External Policy Committee and the NNA Board of Directors have agreed that our first priority for the should be the NeighborWorks America "core" appropriation.  The second priority will be left to you to address local needs, whether that is CDBG, HOME, Rural Funding, NHTF, etc.

Priority 1:  NeighborWorks America FY19 "Core Appropriation

  • FY 2020 Funding Request: to be announced after FY2019 is signed into place.

Priority 2:  Next Most Important Funding Source that impacts you the most.

Check here for information on 501c3s and Lobbying.

Packets:

NNA will have Legislative Day packets available for pick-up at the Doubletree Hotel on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning at the briefing breakfast.  Included in the packets will be all relevant and necessary information for your visits.  Items will include NWA Fact Sheets, Talking Points Summary, Map of Capitol Hill and other materials.  Please make sure to bring local information about your organization to include in the packet (tailored to NNA priorities/talking points - see above).  One side of the folder will be fore "national" information, the other side for "local" information.

National Fact Sheets to be included (will be linked once availabe): 


NNA Fact Sheets:
NeighborWorks Overview 2-sided
HomeOwnership One-Pager
Rental One-Pager
Rural One-Pager
Veterans One-Pager
Training One-Pager

Telling the Local Story

The Corporate Strategy and Impact division of NeighborWorks® America has many tools, all FREE, that can help you create the visual story you need to tell your local story.  This is available to all network members for many different uses; grant applications, annual reports, mapping service delivery, etc.  NNA would suggest that using these visuals could enhance your local story in a national conversation.  Visit the NWA Business Intelligence Services webpage on the member site here to see how to make the magic happen.