Problem gambling and responsible gambling advocates from across the country will convene virtually on September 21, 2022 for the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Advocacy Day. Problem Gambling Advocacy Day brings together key stakeholders in a grassroots effort to highlight the importance of developing strong public policies relating to problem gambling and appropriating the necessary funding for education, research, treatment and prevention.
We make participating easy for you by pairing you with fellow advocates from your state and scheduling your congressional meetings.
10:00 am ET – Orientation and Advocacy Training
11:00 am ET – 5:00 pm ET – Congressional Meetings by Appointment (exact meeting times will be provided as confirmed)
The day will begin with an orientation for stakeholders on protocols for virtual advocacy, providing training on how to get your message across quickly and effectively. We will review the major talking points and ‘leave-behind’ materials, and other useful resources that will help you prepare for a successful Hill meeting.
NCPG will schedule your congressional meeting(s) on September 21, 2022 between the hours of 11:00 am ET – 5:00 pm ET. Advocates will spend the day meeting (virtually) with staff from the offices of Congressional representatives in the House and Senate to share their stories about the problem gambling-related issues going on in their community, as well as nationally.
Every voice makes a difference at Advocacy Day; and it’s your chance to let your lawmakers know that you care about developing strong public policies relating to problem gambling and appropriating the necessary funding for education, research, treatment and prevention. Experienced advocates coordinate each lawmaker meeting, but it’s the faces and stories from their district that lawmakers remember.
During Advocacy Day you will have the opportunity to educate your legislators about the effectiveness of problem gambling prevention, education and treatment. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to tell members of your congressional delegation and/or their key staffers about your organization, and what you’re accomplishing in the community.