EDC holds Lobby Day - a way to give and contribute!
The EDC has a Lobby Day scheduled:
"Join Us on Capitol Hill and Make a Difference"
Come to the EDC Lobby Day, September 29th & 30th, 2010
Think only paid lobbyists can influence policy makers? Think again! As a constituent with an important message to share - you too can influence federal policy. Join the Eating Disorders Coalition for our September Lobby Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC where your voice will make a difference.
This is one of the most important events all year -- and an exciting opportunity to meet directly with your elected officials or their staff about legislation that will impact all those affected by eating disorders.
If this is your first time joining us don't worry; we'll prep you beforehand by teaching you about lobbying and what to expect We will also review the first ever comprehensive eating disorders bill in Congress: the Federal Response to Eliminate Eating Disorders Act (the FREED Act) - for which we will advocate. This bill will provide research funding, prevention grants, and treatment options that will save lives!The EDC needs you, and will put you in a team of activists and walk you through the whole thing. You'll feel confident and powerful as you speak up for the community of Americans affected by eating disorders. I do it every year and always feel better for it. I can't be at this one, I'm sorry to say, but all the more reason why YOU should!!
So there is no need to worry that you don't know what you are doing. During training you will be able to ask questions, practice lobbying and get comfortable speaking up before heading to the halls of Congress."