Problem gambling and responsible gaming advocates from across the country will convene in Washington, DC on April 10th, 2019 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.
The day will begin with an orientation for stakeholders on Capitol Hill layout and protocols for in-person advocacy, providing training on how to get your message across quickly and effectively. We will review the major talking points and the materials that we will provide for you to use as ‘leave-behinds’ if you wish.
This will be followed by an open briefing on problem gambling for Congressional representatives and staff, highlighting the most pressing issues currently facing the field. Following the briefing, advocates will spend the day visiting 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.
8:30 am – 9:30 am Orientation and training
9:30 am – 10:30 am Congressional Briefing
10:30 am – 3:00 pm Congressional Visits
Questions? Contact Brianne Doura, Legislative Director, at BrianneD@ncpgambling.org.