Help make a difference today! Now’s your chance to share your story and your voice to advocate for the limb loss community on issues that directly impact millions of Americans! Join the Amputee Coalition for our Annual Hill Day event on April 8-9, 2019, as we gather in Washington, D.C. to talk with elected officials about issues that affect people with limb loss.
Who Should Participate
- People with limb loss or limb difference
- Friends, family, clinicians and supporters of all kinds
Our goal is to educate and influence our legislators as they make policy decisions that could impact your life. Participation in events like Hill Day is key to accomplishing that goal and enacting change. We encourage everyone to attend so we can share a unified voice on issues affecting the limb loss community. Our goal is to provide you with the information and resources you need to successfully advocate and share your story with elected officials, including:
- Insurance Fairness for Amputees and improving access to prosthetic and custom orthotic care
- Funding for research and programs that improve the lives of people with limb loss and limb difference
- Protecting access to care and ensuring qualified providers are providing prosthetic care to patients.
Our Hill Day program includes gathering on the afternoon of April 8 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Old Town Alexandria to prepare for our visits by reviewing materials, policy talking points, and an overview of what to expect during visits. On April 9, we will use what we’ve learned to attend meetings throughout the day with your congressional offices. Transportation between the hotel and Capitol Hill will be provided.
We need everyone to register early to let us know if you can attend so that we can schedule meetings early with your elected official’s offices; this will give us the best chance of meeting with Congress members themselves!
There is no cost to register, but we do need people who plan to attend to register in advance. Additionally, a discounted room rate of $139.00 has been established with the Crown Plaza Old Town Alexandria in order to accommodate participants. Visit the hotel page for information about the property and to make your room reservation.
If you have any questions or if you’re interested in participating in the Amputee Coalition’s Hill Day, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 888.267.5669, ext. 7104. Once you’ve confirmed you will be attending, we will need your full name and address so that we can start scheduling meetings! We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!