1. Event

Tentative Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 Schedule

Saturday, March 23 - Tuesday, March 26 in Washington, D.C.


At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on one critical issue—climate change.


Saturday, March 28

Location: National Press Club

10:00 a.m.
Registration opens

11:00 a.m.
Lunch

12:00 p.m.
Welcome and opening remarks

12:30 p.m.
Opening keynote: The climate emergency

1:30 p.m.
Carbon pricing: Making the polluters pay the price

2:45 p.m.
Our story together: Lobbying through storytelling
No one is a better expert on your story than you. We'll break out into small groups to harness your transformative power of storytelling into legislative change.

4:15 p.m.
Silent reflection
Spring Lobby Weekend brings together people from many backgrounds, including those from different faith traditions or with no religious affiliation. This period of silent reflection, in the Quaker tradition, is a way for us all to connect to each other.

5:00 p.m.
Close of Day 1

Sunday, March 29

Location: National Press Club

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

8:45 a.m.
Opening silent worship

9:15 a.m.
From panic to policy: Legislative solutions to climate change
The challenge of climate change can feel too big to solve. Hear from a panel of experts about what you can do to be a part of the solution.

11:00 a.m.
Lunch: Birds of a feather
Join in community in affinity groups to break bread with like-minded friends from across the country.

12:15 p.m.
Lobby training in your state delegations
Never been to a congressional office? We've got your back. Learn everything you need to know before you head to Capitol Hill to meet with your representatives.

2:30 p.m.
Advocacy workshops
Advocacy doesn't just happen on Capitol Hill. Choose from a series of workshops to learn how you can amplify your voice at home, on your college campus, and beyond.

3:45 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Climate change and justice

4:15 p.m.
Closing silent worship

5:00 p.m.
Close of Day 2

Monday, March 30

Location: National Press Club

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Opening worship

9:30 a.m.
Spoiler alert: You are now a D.C. insider
What is a DC insider? Hear from this panel of Hill staffers, lobbyists, and activists to hear what a DC insider really is. (Hint: It's advocates like you.)

10:30 a.m.
Workshops: The intersectionality of climate change
How does climate change affect immigrants? Native populations? The threat of war? Learn how inextricably linked climate is to other issues you're passionate about and what you can do.

11:30 a.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Hear directly from members of Congress

1:30 p.m.
Advocacy and skills-building workshops

2:30 p.m.
Break

3:00 p.m.
Advocacy and skills-building workshops

4:15 p.m.
Your voice in this time: Closing session with a member of Congress

5:00 p.m.
Close of Day 3

Tuesday, March 31

Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lobby on Capitol Hill!

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

8:30 a.m.
Congressional speakers

11:00 a.m.
Lunch

4:00 p.m.
Spring Lobby Weekend closing event

4:30 p.m.
Close of Spring Lobby Weekend 2020