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Advocacy Days

Join Us for AZA’s 2020 Advocacy Days and Capitol Hill Reception

You're invited to join AZA in Washington, D.C. for AZA's Capitol Hill advocacy days on May 19th and 20th.  The AZA Capitol Hill reception, which this year will be held on Wednesday, May 20th, is a signature AZA event and much anticipated on Capitol Hill.

The preliminary agenda features:

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (Kimpton Hotel Palomar)

2 PM – 4 PM: Advocacy Day Training

6 PM – 7 PM: Reception (hosted by Wildlife Conservation Society)

7 PM – 9 PM: Dinner (hosted by Wildlife Conservation Society)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

8 AM – 9 AM: Breakfast on Capitol Hill

9 AM – 5 PM: Meetings with House and Senate offices

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Reception in Rayburn House Office Building (sponsored by AZA)

Attendees will have the opportunity to educate their representatives and senators about the programs at their facilities as well as convey support for federal programs that are important to the AZA community.  We will be developing the legislative agenda in the coming weeks, but key priorities will include federal funding for wildlife conservation, legislation to protect and conserve species, and strengthening partnerships with federal agencies.

Thanks to our colleagues at Wildlife Conservation Society, we are offering on a first come, first serve basis the opportunity to take advantage of a limited number of hotel rooms at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar (2121 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20037) at a discounted rate. The current group rate is $329/night (excluding taxes), but with this special promotion, you can secure a rate of $199 (excluding taxes) for the night of May 19th. May is a very busy time in Washington, DC, and hotels are often very expensive, so I encourage you to lock in your hotel room as soon as possible. Again, this rate is available only until the block sells out so if you are planning to attend and want to take advantage of the $199 rate (excluding taxes) at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, please be sure to complete this form at your earliest convenience.  Please contact Kathi Schaeffer (WCS) with questions about the hotel.

With so much at stake for wildlife, we hope to make this year's AZA Capitol Hill Advocacy Day the biggest one yet.  Wildlife needs us, and we need you.  If you cannot attend AZA’s advocacy day in May, please encourage another member of your organization to attend.  Please contact Jennifer Keaton if you have any questions or if you or others from your facility are planning to participate.

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