Lobby Day 2022: 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.

Below, you’ll find the agendas and logistical details for the On-Demand webinar hub, 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 and the Zoom links via email on Friday, March 11th. The schedule will be hosted on the AdvocacyDay website and in the AdvocacyDay app. You will receive instructions for logging into the app separately.

On Demand Webinar Hub

To help you prepare for your meetings, we’ve put together a variety of resources for you to review. You will have the flexibility to view at your own pace and pause when needed. We have also included Frequently Asked Questions and links to look up your Member of Congress and begin familiarizing yourself with their background. Please review prior to March 3, 2022.

WEBINAR: Overview of World Wildlife Fund and our work

WEBINAR
: What to expect in a virtual meeting with your Member of Congress and staff (Passcode: wSfPcK3?)

WEBINAR
: Policy briefing – WWF Priorities and Asks for Lobby Day 2022

WEBINAR: AdvocacyDay App Training

DOCUMENT: FAQ for Lobby Day Activists


RESOURCE
: Look up your Senators

RESOURCE
: Look up your Representative

Join our Slack Workspace

New this year! Join our Lobby Day Slack chat workspace. We’ll be using Slack to make quick communication between Lobby Day participants and team leaders easy, share resources and information, and engage in conversation with other participants.

To join and use Slack:

  1. Download the Slack app on your phone or the desktop version from slack.com.
  2. Join our Slack workspace using this link. (Even if you already have a Slack account, you need to set a new password for the Lobby Day workspace, though you can use the same email address.)
  3. Follow these instructions to explore the available channels and join the ones relevant to you if you aren’t already added. We’ll also add channels specific to each regional Lobby Day group closer to March 15th and add you to those groups once they are created.
  4. You can start group chats or personal messages on the platform, or message entire channels.
  5. If you’ve never used Slack before, you can read about some of its basic functions here.

Lobby Day Training Agenda

Friday, March 11

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM MT / 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

Welcome Remarks
Congress 101 + Elevator Pitch Training led by Shellie Bressler
WWF Policy Training led by Will Gartshore

 

Monday, March 14

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM CT / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MT / 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Note: This session must be attended live.

Welcome Remarks
Panel of Advocacy Experts
Afternoon Group Work

 

Lobby Day Agenda

Tuesday, March 15

All meetings will be held completely online.

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 11th and they will be stored in the AdvocacyDay web portal.
11:30 am-1:30 pm ET
and
4:30 pm-5:30 pm ET

Zoom Lounge
We will have a virtual lounge open for participants to come in and out and share with others how their meetings are going.

 

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 during your Congressional meetings. Here are instructions on how to change your Zoom background.

Climate change causes shrinking sea ice coverage which affects Arctic species’ ability to find food.

Intense droughts are one of the consequences of climate change. Mangroves are one of the nature-based tools against climate change.

Extreme weather is an effect of climate change. This breathtaking photo of a storm was taken in the Northern Great Plains, USA.

Switching to clean, renewable energy like solar and wind is crucial for fighting climate change.

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

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.

Environmental protection areas like Primeiras e Segundas in Mozambique are crucial for protecting marine biodiversity and ensuring the livelihoods of local communities through initiatives like sustainable fishing and mangrove planting.