CERT Advocacy Day
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
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Event Description
We are inviting CERT volunteers to join us at Capitol Hill! The National CERT Association (NCA) will be advocating for Congress to provide more funding for CERT programs, including grants directly to CERT Programs.


What is an Advocacy Day?

Advocacy days are a common occurrence at the Capitol. Advocacy days usually consist of large groups of people showing up to bring attention to their organization and/or issue and send a message to elected officials.


What to Expect During NCA CERT Advocacy Day

The NCA CERT Advocacy Day will consist of three parts: 1.) Gathering at the Capitol; 2.) Meetings with elected officials; and 3.) a reception at the Capitol. 
The NCA is encouraging conference attendees to meet with their elected officials. A template will be provided for conference attendees to use when engaging their elected officials.

Code of Conduct

All participants will be required to sign a code of conduct policy.

Dress Code

CERT Volunteers will be asked to wear a CERT vest. First responders and emergency managers will be asked to wear their uniforms if appropriate. A group photo will be taken during the event at the Capitol.


A popular event during advocacy days is to host a reception at the Capitol. Elected officials are invited to attend these receptions to meet with the group’s members. A welcome reception will be held on Tuesday, July 23rd from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
Setting: In-Person
Capitol Hill (exact meeting location will be emailed)
Washington, DC 20004

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Contact Person
Frances Whalen
(phone: 202-255-6171)
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Event Documents/Images
CERT Advocacy Day Flyer
Flyer for CERT Advocacy Day

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