Problem Gambling Advocacy Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC

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  Briefing
10:30 am – 3:00 pm  Congressional Visits

Registration is required but there is no fee. Use the form below to register. Deadline Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET due to Capitol security requirements.

If you need a place to stay, please consider the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA. We have a small block of rooms at the discounted rate of $229 per night. Make your reservation at 1.800.325.3535 using the code “CPG.” These rates are only for April 9 and 10; deadline  Sunday, March 10.  Many hotels are sold out for Cherry Blossom season so don’t delay!

Why should I attend Advocacy Day?

  1. Engagement: 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.
  2. Networking: Connect with your fellow problem gambling advocates from across the country and go on congressional visits together; share tips and tricks as well as success stories.
  3. Education:  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.

Questions? Contact Brianne Doura, Legislative Director, at BrianneD@ncpgambling.org.

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