Fulbright Association has cancelled our Advocacy Day on March 26 in response to the health risks of the spreading COVID-19. We regret the inconvenience and cost you have incurred, but the safety and well-being of our community is our first concern. This decision reverses a communication we sent you just two days ago, as conditions are rapidly changing. Growing numbers of congressional offices are closing or restricting access. The Capitol Visitors Center, where we were to have our morning briefing, likely will close soon. The reception venue has told us they can no longer host us. So it is likely that we could not hold this event even if we thought the health risks were low. We are considering alternatives to an Advocacy Day, as this virus should not silence our voices this spring. We want to stand for Fulbright, as we always do. So we hope that you will continue to be an advocacy leader, ready again to have your voice heard. Conquering COVID-19 is a global challenge that requires a connected world that Fulbrighters have helped build for nearly 75 years.

Fulbright Advocacy Day

Advocacy Days are full-day campaigns to educate members of Congress on the Fulbright Program and its impact. Since 2015, the Fulbright Association has coordinated Fulbright alumni gathering on Capitol Hill and meeting with members of the House and Senate to share their international experiences and urge support for continued funding of the program. Participants in Advocacy Days are trained in our messaging and approach, and the resources compiled here are part of our training program.

March 26, 2020

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Please plan on arriving at 7:45 AM in order to make it through security by 8 AM

Capitol Hill - Washington, DC

Advocacy Day Training Video

The 116th Congress is now in session. With a new majority in the House, many new representatives and senators, and historic diversity, this may be the most exciting session in memory.

The new Congress gives the Fulbright community an important opportunity. We can introduce ourselves and the Program to over 100 new members and their staffs, telling our stories of impact here and around the world. We can remind veteran members of seven successful decades of Fulbright.

In fact, many members of Congress will only see us if our team includes a constituent. Just one. And that one person could be you. You could be the voice that makes the difference when priorities are made and votes tallied. With tough budget choices ahead, we need every voice to be heard. We will provide all necessary training, directions, talking points, and more. You don’t need any advocacy experience, just the belief that international exchanges make the world more peaceful.

Be a part of history. Let your voice be heard. Advocate for Fulbright.