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AHPA partners with CRN for Day on the Hill, June 21

Join AHPA and CRN members for the annual lobbying event, Day on the Hill 2017, on Wednesday, June 21 to engage with Congressional offices and educate lawmakers and their staff about the many benefits of dietary supplements

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP or submit your questions to Haley Chitty at communications@ahpa.orgAHPA and CRN are expecting a record turnout so please notify AHPA of your interest to participate as soon as possible.

There will be a welcome reception the night before (Tuesday, June 20) to review lobbying basics, and meet fellow lobbyists at The Mayflower Hotel (more information to follow). A preliminary agenda and hotel information is below. Meeting rooms, Congressional meetings, teams, and speakers will be provided before the event. The final agenda, participants, speaker list, scheduled meetings and background information will be available for review one week before the lobby day.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

- Evening welcome reception at The Mayflower Hotel (more details coming soon)


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Begining at 8:00 am -- 

- House of Representatives Orientation

- Briefing by key Representatives

- Select meetings with House Offices


12:00 pm --

- Dietary Supplement Caucus Briefing


2:00 pm --

- Senate Orientation

- Briefing by Senators

- Select meetings with Senate Offices


5:00 pm --

- Reception


HOTEL

A block of hotel rooms for attendees is available at the special group rate of $319.00 per night at The Mayflower Autograph Collection, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036. The cut-off date for reservations is Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. You are strongly encouraged to make your reservation before May 30. To reserve your room at the group rate, call the hotel at 202-347-3000 and reference "Council for Responsible Nutrition" or online at https://aws.passkey.com/e/49006496. There is a 72 hour room cancellation policy.

BACKGROUND

Join AHPA, CRN and industry colleagues in Washington, DC, as we engage with Congressional offices and educate new Members about the benefits of dietary supplements, legislative developments and the importance of dietary supplement products to their constituents' health and wellness, and to the economy.

Day on the Hill brings together association members from across the nation to Capitol Hill for a full day of legislative networking and face-to-face time with members of Congress and their staff; the Day gives members an active role in promoting CRN's mission of advocating for a more responsible and sustained environment to best develop, manufacture and market dietary supplements and functional foods:
  • Educate and cultivate new friends and supporters-fewer than 10% of the 115th Congress were in office when DSHEA was passed
  • Describe the benefits of Hatch/Paulsen's "Health Savings Act" as it relates to health and wellness, healthcare cost savings
  • Promote opportunities for improving access to healthy options via SNAP
  • Request funding for the Office of Dietary Supplement Programs at FDA,
  • Detail industry's self-regulatory initiatives
  • Attend a Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC) briefing
  • And more...
Whether you're new to lobbying or a seasoned advocate, you won't want to miss this opportunity to make an impact on Capitol Hill!

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