Capitol Hill Days

Learning and Practicing Advocacy Skills

Each year, top advocates from around the country and across the globe come together for four days in Washington, DC. Through a weekend of hands-on advocacy training and informational workshops, participants learn how to:

  • Advocate for reproductive health and rights for all
  • Urge their elected officials to support an investment in global reproductive health and family planning
  • Stay engaged in reproductive rights advocacy, locally, year round

Sharing Information and Convictions with Congress

On the final day of Capitol Hill Days, participants meet in-person with their senators and representatives on Capitol Hill to advocate for a permanent repeal of the Global Gag Rule and for a greater U.S. investment in international family planning services.

The Covid-19 pandemic forced us to restructure CHD to a virtual format in 2020 and 2021. While meeting in-person is always invigorating, we were able to reach many more activists with a digital program these past two years. Going forward, we’re hoping to incorporate the best of both worlds—in-person and virtual—into our CHD events. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

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Jan Schakowsky meeting with our activists for CHD 2021

2021 Capitol Hill Days Recap

Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund hosted our annual advocacy conference, Capitol Hill Days, from March 17–22, 2021. It was a huge success! Through a series of virtual, hands-on…

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2020 Capitol Hill Days Recap

The Chilling Effect: How the U.S. exports its anti-choice agenda Melvine Ouyo, #Fight4HER Advocate Dickson Okong'o, Executive Director, STRETCHERS Samantha Luffy, Policy Research Associate, CHANGE Mark Hathaway MD, MPH, Family…

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#Fight4HER Rally to End Trump’s Global Gag Rule

Lafayette Square, Washington, DC


Photo: Bill Petros

2019 Capitol Hill Days Recap

This past weekend, nearly 350 people from all over the country came to Washington, DC, to fight for reproductive rights around the world. The program started on Friday afternoon with…

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Dr. T CHD 2018

2018 Capitol Hill Days Recap

In a year that holds the possibility for the progressive resistance to take back Congress from the clutches of Donald Trump and his cronies, 404 activists stormed D.C. for the…

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