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WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
WWF’s Lobby Day is a two-day event that culminates with one-on-one meetings on Capitol Hill to influence lawmakers on WWF’s conservation priorities. Before taking to the Hill, participants will receive immersive training on the most effective ways of being citizen advocates, and how best to communicate WWF’s top priorities to their elected officials.
This year we shift our focus to a pressing challenge: plastic pollution. Every day, massive amounts of plastic flow into our natural environment, equating to a dump truck of waste entering our oceans every minute. This crisis not only affects our communities and health but also has a significant impact on our environment. Strong federal policy solutions are essential, including the passage of bipartisan legislation. Such measures are crucial to bring about transformative changes in the way we utilize, recycle, and dispose of plastic.
After you register for Lobby Day and are confirmed to attend, you will work closely with WWF staff to develop talking points and prepare for meetings with congressional offices.
The two-day experience kicks off on Wednesday, March 6th with an exciting- and in-depth training day. This training at WWF’s headquarters in Washington, DC will cover a review of how Congress functions, offer practice briefing sessions, and get a policy guide specific to the meetings they will embark on the following day. Participants will be grouped with three to five other activists with whom they’ll attend meetings on Lobby Day. A panel of WWF staff will present overall strategy and answer any questions. By the end of the day, activists will feel comfortable and confident about speaking with representatives and sharing WWF’s specific asks of Members of Congress.
On Lobby Day (Thursday, March 7th), groups will congregate on Capitol Hill for a day of targeted meetings with legislators and their staff at the US Capitol Building where you will make the case for key WWF priorities.
WWF staff will work closely with attendees to prepare them for their congressional meetings on Lobby Day. We will review talking points, walk through personalized Lobby Day agendas, and practice within groups.
World Wildlife Fund Headquarters
1250 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
Advocates will arrive on Capitol Hill for a day of meetings with congressional representatives and staff.
United States Capitol
E. Capitol St. NE and First St. SE
Washington, DC 20004
Have you participated in our Lobby Day in the past? Ready to take your participation to the next level? We are looking for volunteers to serve as Team Leaders. As a Team Leader, you will gain valuable leadership experience by helping prepare participants for their legislative appointments, and you’ll act as the main contact between WWF and your group on Lobby Day.
Team Leads are responsible for:
Team Leads are NOT responsible for recruiting teams and are NOT required to do all the talking. The discussion should be constituent-driven, with different people speaking to various talking points.
Interested in being a Team Lead? Email: [email protected] today and let us know.