Advocacy Days are full-day campaigns to educate members of Congress on the Fulbright Program and its impact. Fulbright alumni gather on Capitol Hill and meet 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.
Our spring Advocacy Day was held on March 21, 2018. Thanks to all who joined us for a successful day of meetings on Capitol Hill during which our volunteer teams met with 45 Congressional offices in a truly bipartisan effort. We held an additional Advocacy Day on May 24, during which 40 participants (including 22 bi-national Fulbright Commission Executive Directors) met with 32 Congressional offices.
Grassroots level advocacy in collaboration with our local chapters is ongoing. Please contact us for more information on how to be involved in local advocacy efforts.