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!