NAHC has changed the format of the March on Washington this year because we believe it is important to meet with elected officials and make our case to them more than once a year. We are planning three advocacy events in 2017, in March, June and September. We hope you can attend all of them in person or virtually and that you will invite your Senator or Representative to go on a home visit with you this year. Our goal is to get all 100 Senators on a home visit before the 2018 elections. (Here is more information on how you can do that. NAHC can help.)
The 2017 March on Washington kicks off on Monday, March 20, with a Washington Update panel discussion, featuring NAHC leadership and political experts discussing the critical issues facing home care and hospice.
On Tuesday, March 21, we will gather in the morning to march on Capitol Hill for private meetings with Senators and members of the House of Representatives to inform them about our work and ask for their support. NAHC staff will be at the Frederick Douglass Museum all day to debrief you after our day on the Hill, and there will be space to leave your luggage while you are meeting with your elected officials.
Here is the schedule and more details about the 2017 March on Washington. NAHC Report will issue further updates in the coming days as more details are finalized.
Monday, March 20
4:00 – 5:00 pm: March on Washington Reception – meet and greet colleagues from your state and the NAHC staff, and plan for the March
5:00 – 7:00 pm: Washington Update Panel
Tuesday, March 21
8:00 – 9:30 am: Kick-off Breakfast
Beginning at 9:30 am: Individual Appointments with Congressmen
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Frederick Douglas Museum open
(Monday events and Tuesday breakfast will be held at the Frederick Douglas Museum just blocks from the U.S. Capital, 320 A Street, NE, Washington, D.C.)
This shortened program allows participants to arrive in D.C. on Monday and depart on Tuesday afternoon or evening. Remember, additional March on Washington advocacy days are being planned in June, September.
Registration and Hotels
There is no cost to participate in the March on Washington event, but registration is required. Click here to register to participate in March on Washington, and click here for a list of hotels close to Capitol Hill and the Frederick Douglass Museum.