June is False Allegations Awareness Month…and VAWA is Up for Reauthorization
Come to Washington DC, enhance your skills, connect with the movers and shakers, make a difference!
Theme: Connecting for Change
Friday, June 29:
Lobbying on Capitol Hill — Tell staffers how VAWA needs to be reformed to stop false accusations
- Location: Cannon House Office Building. Parking on Capitol Hill is extremely limited — we strongly recommend taking the Metro (Metro: Blue-Orange Line Capitol Hill South).
- You will need to arrive promptly by 9:00am to connect with your team, review the schedule, and get materials.
- You must participate in the orientation teleconference, to be held on Tuesday, June 19 at 9pm ET
- Attire: Business casual (jacket and tie for men), comfortable walking shoes.
- Bring your cell phone and business cards.
- Staff meetings will wrap up by 5:00pm.
- Complimentary welcome dinner at 5:30pm.
Saturday, June 30 – False Allegation Summit & DVLP Conference:
- Location: 901 Fifteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Metro: Blue-Orange Line McPherson Square)
- See schedule here
- Space is limited.
- There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
- “I enjoyed the lobbying effort very much. Ron was a great speaker. It was wonderful to be with like-minded people. In the past, I have felt like a piece of cheese – as in ‘the cheese stands alone.'”
- “What I liked best was the ability to connect, network, share ideas, advance dialogue, strategies and tactics.”
- “I liked the speakers the most. Meeting everyone. Enjoyed it all. I found Gordon’s message very practical. Kathy’s was eye-opening. Vladek was very inspirational. Robert and Ron were very informational.”
- “I liked networking with other rights activists. And being able to offer new ideas, and to get ideas from others around the country.”
- “The best part was Erin Pizzey. She was passionate, articulate, fact-based, and had a thorough knowledge of her subject.”
- “I enjoyed meeting activists I formerly only knew from social media/reputation.”
- “What I liked the most was the breadth of topics presented by excellent speakers, the openness to discussion of issues, and the feeling of support.”
- “I enjoyed the legal experts. All lawyers in the room were amazing assets to the conference.”
- “Networking with all these activists was a very important part of this conference. The people who come to events like these are the key to moving the agenda forward.”
- “My favorite part was the advice from Kathy King.”
- “I liked the variety of speakers and their diverse backgrounds; variety of topics.”
- “I enjoyed the opportunity to share knowledge and ask questions of people with legal backgrounds.”
- “Great speakers and stimulating dialogue. Mr. Gordon Smith was especially compelling/motivating.”
- “The best part was the solidarity among everyone. Powerful. Intellectual. Inspirational.