Join CLINIC for a day of Congressional advocacy on behalf of the immigrants we serve across the country. Advocacy Day will take place on Tuesday May 21, 2013 as part of CLINIC’s 16th Annual Convening. We will start the day with a preparatory session which will include how-to advocacy tips and a review of talking points and messaging. Then we will head to the Hill where you will meet with your Senators and Representatives to let them know how important immigration reform is to their constituents. We know from experience that hearing directly from constituents has a powerful effect on the decisions made by our members of Congress. Take advantage of this opportunity to advocate for those who need immigration reform to pass!
Get ready for your day on Capitol Hill!
Schedule of Events
Monday, May 20, 2013
4:00 – 6:00
Registration for Advocacy Day and the CLINIC Convening – Hyatt, Washington A
Mass - Holiday Inn National 2650 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202
Reception and Dinner hosted by JFI with Immigration Panel - Holiday Inn
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
(Location: Crystal City Hyatt and Capitol Hill Washington, DC)
6:45 – 7:15
Mass – Potomac 3&4
7:00 – 7:30
Registration for Advocacy Day and the CLINIC Convening – Washington A
7:00 – 8:30
Advocacy Day Orientation – Regency E & F, Continental Breakfast will be served.
We will start the day with a preparatory session which will include how-to advocacy tips and a review of talking points and messaging.
8:45, 9:00, 9:15. 9:30
Bus Departure for Capitol Hill – Clark Street (staggered departure, in front of main hotel entrance)
10:00 – 5:00
Advocacy Day - Meetings with members of Congress and Congressional Staff
4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00
Buses depart for Crystal City Hyatt – Peace Circle/Westside of Capitol (staggered departure)
5:00 – 6:00
Debrief from Advocacy Day - Regency AB
Come join us at the hotel to share your experience after your appointments.
6:00 – 7:00
Welcome Reception for the CLINIC Convening – Open to Advocacy Day Participants – Regency CDEF
Light appetizers and cocktails will be served
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mass – Potomac 3 & 4
7:30 – 8:30
Continental Breakfast – Foyer & Regency CDEF& Center
8:30 – 10:30
Opening Plenary for CLINIC’s Convening – Open to Advocacy Day Participants - Regency CDEF & Center *
We open the Convening in CLINIC’s 25th year with a discussion of the values that drive us to serve the immigrant community and of who makes up that community. Did you know that nearly 25% of immigrants eligible for legalization live in California? Did you know that this year marks the 10th anniversary of Strangers No Longer, a Pastoral Letter Concerning Migration from the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States and that the Church has been active in migration policy for much longer than that? Be sure to attend the opening plenary session to learn more. We will round out the discussion with up-to-date information on how USCIS and CLINIC are preparing for legalization and immigration reform.
Moderators: Jeanne M. Atkinson and Charles Wheeler, CLINIC
Speakers: Most Reverend Richard Garcia, Bishop of Monterey and Chair, CLINIC Board of Directors; Donald Kerwin, Executive Director, Center for Migration Studies; Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services