Members of Drinker Biddle’s Lobbying and Advocacy Team helped organize the National Independent Laboratory Association’s Capitol Hill Day, held in Washington, DC on Thursday, November 15, 2012. 35 NILA members held meetings with 61 Capitol Hill offices.
Julie Allen, Government Relations Director, and Erin Will Morton, Senior Government Relations Manager, presented at the advocacy training session on Wednesday, November 14th. Julie and Erin’s presentation, “NILA Capitol Hill Day: Getting Set for Your Visits,” provided an election recap, an explanation of what to expect in the lame duck, and training for visiting Capitol Hill. Julie and Erin discussed issues of importance to labs, talking points for the meetings, tips for visiting Capitol Hill, and did a role play exercise of what a meeting would be like.
The NILA Hill Day was featured in the Washington Post: