Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill is Wednesday, March 21
Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, briefing and reception. The full schedule for the day is as follows:
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Brain Injury Awareness Fair
First Floor Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Briefing: “The Impact of Traumatic Brain Injury: Any Time, Anyone, Any Age”
Capitol Visitors Center – Congressional Meeting Room North
Click Here for the full briefing schedule
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Reception Celebrating Brain Injury Awareness Month
B-354, Rayburn House Office Building
BIAA strongly encourages everyone who plans to attend Brain Injury Awareness Day to make appointments with their Representatives and Senators to advocate for increased funding for the programs authorized through the TBI Act. Please see tips below:
To find House of Representatives information, go here:
Type in your ZIP code to locate your representative. Click on your member’s link for their website where you will find their office location and phone number.
To find Senate information, go here:
Select your state and view Senators’ individual websites for office location and phone number.
When calling the main number of the Senator or Representative, ask to meet with the health legislative assistant (House) or the health policy staff (Senate).
• Make sure to let them know that you are a constituent.
• Ask them for a few minutes of their time on March 21, 2012 to discuss the need for increased resources for brain injury programs in their state.
"Hello ______________ my name is ______________________. I am a constituent of yours and will be visiting Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 as part of Brain Injury Awareness Day. Could I have a few minutes on that day to talk to you about (state’s) brain injury resources and how they affect the brain injury community in your district/state?"
Navigating Capitol Hill
If you are coming in from out of town and require a hotel, below you will find a list of accommodations within a few miles of Capitol Hill:
Capitol Hill Suites
Marriott, Residence Inn
Please follow this map of the key House and Senate buildings to help you navigate Capitol Hill.
*BIAA will provide printed maps of the Senate and House buildings as well as easy to follow Issue Briefs outlining the issues that you will be advocating for in your meetings -- visit the BIAA booth during the Fair to pick up your materials. Electronic versions of the Issue Briefs are posted here. BIAA will also provide color copies at the Brain Injury Awareness Fair. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Amy Colberg, director of government affairs.
BIAA is committed to helping the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force plan a successful event. Stay tuned for more details including a list of speakers for the briefing.
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