Lobby Day 2013: Raising Our Voices For Change

Lobby Day 2013
October 17, 2013
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Kick off NELA’s 2013 Fall Seminar by joining NELA members from around the country for NELA’s Lobby Day 2013: Raising Our Voices For Change on Thursday, October 17. Lobby Day 2013 will focus on two legislative campaigns of great importance to employee rights advocates, their clients, and the fair administration of justice: (1) the Arbitration Fairness Act (S. 878/H.R. 1844), and other legislation to ban forced arbitration of employment claims; and (2) the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act (S. 1224/H.R. 2509), formerly known as the Civil Rights Tax Relief Act, which allows for income averaging of lump-sum awards, and restores the tax-free status of non-economic damages.

There is no charge for participating in Lobby Day 2013, but pre-registration by October 15, 2013 is required. A Lobby Day Breakfast Orientation & Briefing will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 7:30–9:00 a.m. at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, followed by Congressional and federal agency visits, and a Capitol Hill reception for participants at the end of the day.

Once you register for Lobby Day, you will receive detailed information about the day’s schedule, preparing for your Hill visits, and more. NELA’s Legislative & Public Policy Office will work with participants, who will be responsible for making appointments with their Senators and Representative.

NELA Lobby Days are fun, exciting, and rewarding and you will make a difference! Nothing is more effective in persuading Congress, the Executive Branch, and federal agencies than personal visits from constituents and community leaders who can explain how an issue is affecting their district, their state, and the nation. Don’t miss out, join us!

For more information about Lobby Day, please contact Julie M. Strandlie, NELA’s Legislative & Public Policy Director, at jstrandlie@nelahq.org or (202) 898-2880, ext. 115.

Sign Up For Lobby Day!

There is no charge for participating in Lobby Day 2013, but pre-registration by October 15, 2013 is required.

Lobby Day Toolkit

Visit the Lobby Day Toolkit Microsite for everything you will need to prepare for Lobby Day.

Grassroots Advocacy

Together, we can promote legislation and public policies that advance equality and justice in the American workplace. To become an active member of our Grassroots Advocacy Team, please complete the Grassroots Advocacy Team questionnaire. To learn more about NELA's Grassroots Advocacy Program, visit our Grassroots Advocacy Center.
For more information about NELA's Legislative & Public Policy Program, the Arbitration Fairness Act, and the Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act, please visit www.nela.org/advocacy.