Capitol Hill Days 2017—Our Biggest Advocacy Training Event Yet!

“Listening to the stories of women—just listening­—is so important. The re-telling of these stories is how we will win our fight.”
– Sydney Rasch
“I was given the opportunity to represent Population Connection along with other students from all over the country, explaining the Global Gag Rule and promoting the Global HER Act. It made me feel great… that my voice was being heard by the people who make the decisions for our lives.”
– Destiny Sharpe
“I would highly recommend this experience for anyone interested in grassroots advocacy or those looking to get involved with the political process by lobbying lawmakers on salient women’s rights issues, both at home and abroad.”
– Taggart “Tag” Mosholder
Learn more about Capitol Hill Days 2017 on our website,  and follow our sister organization, Population Connection Action Fund, on Facebook to get information about next year’s event as soon as it’s available!


Policy Director Stacie Murphy and SVP Brian Dixon present the Empower Her, Empower Humanity award to Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Her Legislative Assistant, M.A. Keifer, accepted the award on the congresswoman’s behalf.Bill Petros

Ohio State University students who have been working with Population Connection on their campus pose for a photo at the opening reception.Bill Petros

A full room of advocates puts their training into practice as they speak with Sen. Tillis’s (R-NC) staff and urge the senator to support international family planning.Peter Cutts

Constituents meet with Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to thank her for her strong support of international family planning and reproductive health.Peter Cutts

A group of North Carolinians meet with Sen. Burr’s (R-NC) global health staffers to discuss the importance of the Global HER Act, funding for UNFPA, and investment in international family planning.Peter Cutts

Participants pose outside Rep. Sinema’s (D-AZ) office after a productive meeting.Peter Cutts

Our largest group yet, with more than 350 activists from all across the United States!Bill Petros

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