Lobby Day 2021: Logistics and Resources

During your participation in WWF’s Lobby Day this year, you’ll meet with your elected officials and staff by logging onto your computer rather than stepping into the halls of Congress. While it will look and feel a bit different from past years, it will have a long-standing impact on global conservation nonetheless.

Below, you’ll find the agendas and logistical details for the Lobby Day Training sessions and Lobby Day itself, including important technical information.

Please note that you will receive the schedule for your congressional meetings via email on Friday, March 5th. The schedule will be hosted on the AdvocacyDay website.

Lobby Day Training Agenda

Friday, March 5

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1:00-1:15 pmWelcome Remarks
1:15-1:35 pm ETOpening Activities
1:40-2:45 pm ETCongress 101 Training led by Shellie Bressler
2:45-2:55 pm ETBreak
2:55-4:20 pm ETWWF Policy Training led by Will Gartshore

Monday, March 8

Note: This session is mandatory to attend live.

1:00-1:10 pm ETWelcome Remarks
1:10-2:00 pm ETPanel of Advocacy Experts
2:00-5:00 pm ETAfternoon Group Work
5:00 pm ETClosing Remarks

Lobby Day Agenda

Tuesday, March 9

All meetings will be held completely online.

ALL DAY
ZOOM LOUNGE

We will have a virtual lounge open for participants to come in and out of whenever they are free. Come talk to fellow participants about your meetings or tune in to one of our speed-talks featuring WWF experts and staff!

9:00 am-5:00 pm
YOUR LOCAL TIME
Meetings with Congressional Offices via Zoom or phone
As a reminder, you will receive the schedule for your meetings via email on Friday, March 5th and they will be stored in the AdvocacyDay web portal.

Lobby Day Tips

Dress code: Business attire. If you have a WWF T-shirt, you can wear it under your blazer.

To prepare in advance:

  • The device you’ll be using for your meetings, charged and with your charger nearby.
  • Your camera and microphone in working order.
  • Headphones, if the space you’ll be in may get noisy.
  • You may want to have your notes and talking points on a separate device like a tablet or printed out. (Please use FSC-certified paper if printing.)
  • A glass of water: To stay hydrated!

Zoom backgrounds

Please use one of these images as your Zoom virtual background. The photos are of landscapes or wildlife impacted by international conservation funding, so having them as your background would be a great conversation starter during your Congressional meetings. And it will make for a great, unified look for our WWF activists! Here are instructions on how to change your Zoom background.

 

 

Dzanga-Sangha Special Reserve, Central African Republic
A key habitat for gorillas, elephants and more biodiversity in the Congo Basin. This area is also stewarded by local Indigenous groups with whom WWF works.

Hariyo Ban, Nepal
Hariyo Ban is a USAID-funded program that reduces the vulnerability to climate change and threats to biodiversity in Nepal.

Jaguars
International conservation funding in areas like the Guatemalan Maya Biosphere and other South American habitats is helping conserve jaguar populations.

Namibia
Community conservancies in Namibia are a lifeline for people and wildlife alike. Here, international conservation funding helps reduce poaching, human-wildlife conflict, and strengthen climate resilience.

Primeiras e Segundas Sanctuary, Mozambique
This environmental protection area is crucial for protecting marine biodiversity and ensuring the livelihoods of local communities through initiatives like sustainable fishing.