Help Educate Members of Congress About Photonics
Join the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) for the annual Congressional Visits Day (CVD) taking place in Washington, D.C. on April 12-13, 2016.
This is a great opportunity to establish a relationship with your Congressional offices and to educate your members of Congress on the importance of optics and photonics. These meetings will focus on the NPI, R&D funding, and other relevant legislation. To see the types of legislation the NPI has discussed previously, you can view the documents participants delivered during the September Congressional visits. Specific topics for the April visits will be sent out to participants closer to the date.
Each participant will be placed on a combined society team based on your geographic region. There will be training on April 12 in Washington, DC focusing on the NPI and how to have an effective meeting. In the evening, you will join your colleagues from the science community for a reception on Capitol Hill. On April 13, you and your team will visit your Congressional representatives. Society staff will schedule and coordinate your day and will escort you to all of your meetings.
If you are interested in participating in Congressional Visits Day, please sign up by filling out the form below. Please contact Brandy Dillingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or Krisinda Plenkovich at email@example.com if you have any questions.