2024 JRS/USA Advocacy Day

16 April 2024 at 10:00am
Hybrid - Virtual and In-Person Options

Join us on April 16th, 2024 to advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.

2024 JRS/USA Advocacy Day  

JRS/USA invites you to join us for our annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. 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. 

When registering, participants will be asked to indicate whether they prefer virtual or in-person meetings. Most Congressional meetings will be virtual. In-person meetings will take place in Washington, D.C. and participants must cover all of their own travel expenses. 


Register below:

 


Here is a timeline to help you prepare: 

Friday, March 29– Deadline to RSVP. We will use your home address to determine your Congressional delegation, place you in groups, and schedule your meetings. 

Tuesday, April 9 – 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, April 15 – Final meeting schedules will be shared with participants. 

Tuesday, April 16 – On Advocacy Day, you can anticipate having approximately 3-5 meetings with Congressional offices throughout the day, between the hours of 10am-5pm ET. 

Please contact Giulia McPherson at giulia.mcpherson@jrsusa.org or 202-629-5942, if you have any questions. 

Want to know more? Read about JRS’s 2023 Advocacy Day.