2012 AILA National Day of Action

Thursday March 29 , 2012

  • By: AILA
  • Time: 7:45 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
    400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC

AILA National Day of Action is your opportunity to hit the halls of Congress and bring your experience and insight from the field to Washington, DC. With lobbying training from AILA National staff and with hundreds of other AILA members from across the country this is your chance to educate Members of Congress and their staff about the problems plaguing our immigration system so that they can be more effective in crafting, promoting, and supporting legislative solutions. Working together AILA members bring unique insight and perspective on the practice and practicalities of immigration law that Congress just can't get from anywhere else. In addition to our annual D.C. based Lobby Day, we are planning a truly national advocacy outreach effort-from Maine to Washington state, Hawaii to Alaska, and every US region around the globe. On March 29th, 2012 and the following weeks while Congress is in recess AILA members from across the country will continue those conversation about real solutions for immigration reform in district.

Program for the National Day of Action Events on Capitol Hill:
Below is the program for the National Day of Action events on Capitol Hill. To see where events will take place throughout the day, view our online map.
- 7:45am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast Briefing: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001; Home Town Radio Interviews
- 9:00am - 5:00pm Meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff
- 12:00am - 1:30pm Lunch & Speakers*: Rayburn House Office Building Banquet Room 338, Confirmed Speakers: Representative Mike Honda (D - CA) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R - UT); Home Town Radio Interviews
- 5:30pm - 9:00pm Reception: AIC Immigrant Achievement Awards: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
(NDA Participants receive complimentary admission to the Reception and Awards Event - AIC donations are welcomed!)
*Meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff will occur throughout the day. Please give precedence to these meetings and feel free to attend the lunch and other events on a drop-in basis in between your scheduled lobbying meetings.

Hotel Information:
For the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the AILA Room Rate is $239 Single/Double, plus applicable taxes. Phone reservations can be made (202) 737-1234 or (800) 233-1234 or you can make your reservation online. The specially discounted AILA group rate has been contracted for room nights reserved from March 28, 2012 through March 31, 2012 only. The AILA group rate is not guaranteed for any other dates and will be based on availability. The hotel cut-off date is March 6, 2012. Hotel reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms at AILA rate will sell out before the deadline, so we advise you to make your reservation as early as possible.

Registration:
For AILA member registration, NDA is a day you won't want to miss! Registration is free, but required. If you are a non-AILA affiliated immigration attorney, a law student, or the guest of an AILA member and wish to participate in the National Day of Action events on Capitol Hill please email Anu Joshi with your contact information.

Local National Day of Action:
If you want to participate in the Local National Day of Action efforts going on around the country on March 29th and beyond, please contact your NDA chapter organizers who will be coordinating events nationwide, and in your area.

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