April 25, 2012
April 26 Event: #Haiti Lobby Day Agenda on Capitol Hill — HAWG



The Haiti Advocacy Working Group, Haitian Grassroots partners, Diaspora leaders and additional U.S. Citizens are coming together to bring their voices to Capitol Hill on April 26, 2012. They will advocate for a just reconstruction process in Haiti, one that prioritizes consultation with Haitian grassroots groups and Diaspora groups. They will also advocate for passage of the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act and the Haiti Gender-Based Violence Resolution.



8:30-9:15am: HAWG Breakfast at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave NE, Washington, DC (A)

9:15-10:30am: Advocacy/Lobbying Training and Legislative Prep with HAWG policy members

10:30-11:15am: Presentation by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson and Haitian Grassroots Partners, Rose Edith Germain (Agricultural Coordinator for MPNKP) and Gerald Mathurin (Director of KROSE)

11:15am-12:00pm: Split up into state groups to strategize and plan lobby visits

12:00pm-12:30pm: Lunch provided

12:30pm-5:00pm: Lobby visits on the Hill. Senate (B). House (C)

3:30-4:30pm: House Briefing, Chronic Displacement in Western Hem., Longworth 1539. Open to Public. (C)

5:00-7:00pm: HAWG Reception at the Historic Mott House, 122 Maryland Ave NE (D)



12:30-2:00PM: HAWG sponsored lunch w Haitian grassroots partners


For more info, contact

Shelley Moskowitz, smoskowitz@uusc.org, 857-222-8824 / Ian Schwab, ischwab@ajws.org, 202.379.4271

Elise Young, elise.young@actionaid.org, 202.631.6335 / Kysseline Cherestal, 917.751.1893

Salena Tramel, 917.626.2468 (day of interpreter) / Hyppolite Pierre, 301.906.4142 (day of interpreter)