Advocacy

Problem Gambling Advocacy Day 2024 Event Details

Problem Gambling Advocacy Day is a powerful and impactful event where individuals, organizations, and advocates come together in person to raise awareness and educate legislators about the critical issue of problem gambling.

Problem Gambling Advocacy Day is May 23, 2024
2024 Event Details

Schedule

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time Location Details
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm TBD Welcome Reception for Advocates (optional)
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Time Location Details
10:00 am – 11:00 am US Capitol Visitors Center – SVC 212-10 Problem Gambling Advocacy Day Briefing & Training
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Capitol Hill Congressional Office Visits
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm TBD Networking Lunch
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Capitol Hill Congressional Office Visits

Training

NCPG will provide all the training necessary to take part in Problem Gambling Advocacy Day; no experience is necessary to participate.

On-Demand Recordings (Advocacy Trainings) will be available for registered attendees prior to Problem Gambling Advocacy Day.

Travel & Lodging

Please Note: Attendees are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, accommodation and other related expenses.

Getting to Capitol Hill by Metro

There are three Metro stops found within walking distance of the Capitol:

  • Union Station – Located at First Street, NW, and Massachusetts Avenue
  • Capitol South – Located at First Street between C and D Streets, SE
  • Federal Center, SW – Located at the southwest corner of Third and D Streets, SW

Additional information on riding the Metro, is available from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

 

Getting to Capitol Hill by Car

There is very little public parking available near the Capitol. The nearest public parking facility is at Union Station. The Union Station Parking Garage is located at 30 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002.

 

Suggested Hotels Near Capitol Hill

Hilton Washington DC Capitol Hill

525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 628-2100

 

Hampton Inn Downtown Washington Convention Center

901 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 842-2500

 

Motto by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center

627 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 847-4444

 

AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard

867 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

(202) 488-3600

 

Fairfield Inn and Suites Washington DC Downtown

500 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

(202) 289-5959

FAQ’s

There is no cost to participate in Problem Gambling Advocacy Day 2024.

Attendees are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, accommodation and other related expenses.

No, Problem Gambling Advocacy Day is open to anyone.

Problem Gambling Advocacy Day will be an in-person event in 2024. NCPG is exploring future opportunities for virtual advocacy events.

No. NCPG will schedule your appointments for you and provide you with a meeting schedule for Problem Gambling Advocacy Day. However, if you have a personal connection to your Member of Congress or a member of their staff, please let us know through the registration process.

No, this is not a partisan event. Problem Gambling Advocacy Day is an opportunity to educate the elected officials from your state. Even if you did not personally vote for them, they should hear from you!

Business professional dress is recommended.

You don’t necessarily need to wear a suit – though it’s not discouraged – but avoid jeans, casual khakis, etc. Slacks, dresses, collared shirts, skirts, blouses and blazers are all appropriate. Wear clothes that make you feel confident and prepared. Whatever you wear, you should feel comfortable and ready to serve as an advocate for NCPG.