2023 JRS/USA Advocacy Day
28 March 2023 at 8:00am
This event has passed. Thank you to all participants!
We hope to see you again next year.
JRS/USA invites you to join us for our annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. This event will provide you with the opportunity to learn about issues facing refugees and to encourage members of Congress to take action on their behalf.
Amid new and protracted humanitarian crises and historic levels of forced displacement, speaking out on behalf of refugees is more important than ever. During JRS/USA’s Advocacy Day we will encourage policymakers to provide critical humanitarian assistance to refugees overseas and welcome refugees and asylum seekers within our own borders.
JRS/USA will schedule meetings with your members of Congress, prepare materials on policy issues to be discussed, and host a webinar a week before Advocacy Day to review the issues in detail, discuss logistics, and answer any questions.
Most congressional meetings will be virtual but participants are welcome to note whether they would like to participate in person in Washington, D.C. JRS/USA staff will follow-up with those interested in attending in-person to determine whether meetings on Capitol Hill are feasible.
Here is a timeline to help you prepare
Friday, March 10 – Deadline to RSVP. We will use your home address to determine your Congressional delegation, place you in groups, and schedule your meetings.
Tuesday, March 21 – Talking points and Congressional bios will be shared with participants and JRS/USA will host a training webinar for participants to review all materials (webinar details will be sent directly to participants).
Monday, March 27 – Final meeting schedules will be shared with participants.
Tuesday, March 28 – On Advocacy Day, you can anticipate having approximately 3-5 meetings with Congressional offices throughout the day, between the hours of 10am-5pm ET.
Want to know more? Read about JRS’s 2022 Advocacy Day.