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Your registration for ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference includes a valuable opportunity on the conference's second day to meet with your Members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill. These visits are a critical component of LAC when emergency physicians just like you can educate Congressional offices on key emergency medicine issues, seek the support of your elected officials for specific bills or legislative initiatives, and show appreciation for their past support of the profession and your patients.
Capitol Hill has fully re-opened from the COVID and security precautions of the last two years, so all of your meetings will be in-person.
ACEP works closely with Soapbox Consulting, LLC who will be scheduling visits for all registrants. You will not need to contact your legislators’ Capitol Hill offices directly regarding your appointments.
Here is What to Expect
Soapbox Consulting will form teams of advocates. Most likely, you will be participating in the visits with others from your state, many of whom have worked with your legislators and their staff over the years. ACEP DC staff and Chapter leaders will help organize the teams, and detailed briefings prior to the Hill Visits will educate participants on ACEP’s current policy agenda and the primary messages to relay on Capitol Hill for a consistent, coordinated effort. A hospitality suite will be provided on Capitol Hill to allow LAC participants to take a break nearby.
Hill Visit Mobile Tool
Attendees will also have access to the most up-to-date meeting information through the Soapbox Advocacy Day mobile tool, which will be available only during LAC. The tool has iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile browser capabilities and will provide:
- Real-time Capitol Hill schedules and updates
- Links to legislator bios
- Automatic meeting feedback forms
- One-touch Live Soapbox Help Desk
- Simple Capitol Hill map