HOH has hired a professional organization to schedule all appointments on Capitol Hill. Please do not contact any legislative office directly regarding appointments. We are coordinating a large number of appointments and we need to keep confusion to a minimum.
Please list all of your personal and professional addresses. Congressional meetings are scheduled based upon your specific street addresses. Therefore, we need your full home and work addresses (including zip+4, http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp ) on the registration form to correctly identify your representatives. For participants with addresses in multiple states and districts, or with professional licenses in multiple states, further congressional office appointments may be possible.
All HOH participants must plan to attend an issues briefing on the afternoon of April 8, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport (2020 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202). The exact time of this briefing will be determined as we approach the event. On April 8th, we will outline our current requests of Congress, distribute congressional appointment schedules, and introduce you to any other participants from your state. Anyone who has never participated in a previous HOH or comparable congressional advocacy event, is urged to participate in an optional on-line webinar that will be held a week or two prior to HOH. It is essential that all participants plan to attend the issues briefing on April 8th.
There will be a relatively small window of time for our congressional appointments on April 9th, so it is most helpful if you can be available for Hill meetings until 6:00PM that day. If this is impossible, please let us know your travel plans as soon as they are available so that we can plan appointments accordingly. We intend to schedule visits with the offices of your two Senators, as well as your district Representative. When possible, meetings will be scheduled directly with them. Otherwise, meetings will be with their legislative staff. This is definitely not a consolation prize – congressional staffers help determine policy and such meetings are often longer and more substantive than those with Members. Every effort will be made to schedule Hill meetings early in the day on April 9th, however, meeting times are solely at the discretion of the individual offices and in-person meetings with Members of Congress are more likely to occur late in the afternoon.
Because congressional appointments can and do change up until the last minute, final Hill schedules will not be available until 6:00PM on April 8th.
To participate in HOH, please complete the application form below, as soon as possible, but no later than March 8, 2013.
To reserve a room at the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport (2020 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA 22202, http://www.radisson.com/arlington-hotel-va-22202/vaarling), call [(800) 333-3333 or (703) 920 – 8600] by March 8, 2013 and mention the “Headache Block”. HOH will pay the cost of one night’s stay (4/8/2013) for each HOH participant. Limited numbers of guest rooms for the night of 4/7/2013 can be reserved for $119 (plus tax) per night at your expense by calling the Radisson. Room availability and reduced rates cannot be guaranteed after March 8, 2013. For further questions about HOH, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org).