Think only paid lobbyists could influence policy makers?  Not so! 

As a constituent with an important message to share – you  can influence federal policy. Join the Eating Disorders Coalition for our National Lobby Day on Capitol Hill in Washington DC where your voice will make a difference in the lives of those affected by Eating Disorders. By addressing eating disorders at the Federal level, you have the opportunity to help everyone impacted by eating disorders.

Don’t worry if it is your first time joining us.  We will prepare you beforehand by teaching you about lobbying and what to expect. We will also review the unified message and specific legislation for which we will advocate.  Your voice and your

story are important to these efforts.

Lobbying on the Hill was definitely an experience that I will never forget and one that I’m proud to say that I was a part of. I didn’t know what to expect going into the day and was put at ease with the help of the members of the EDC, group leaders and even the other first time lobbyists. The training sessions prior to lobbying were helpful to understand how to effectively lobby and what it all entailed. The responses we received in each of the meetings were positive for the most part. We were even able to convince Keith Ellison to co-sponsor the FREED Act before leaving his office. [How great] to see that kind of response and know that your words are truly making an impact.

From an advocate  after their first EDC National Lobby Day experience.EDC Lobby Day

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