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SPARK 2023: Igniting Advocacy Hill Day

U.S. Capitol Washington, DC 20004 United States + Google Map

October 18, 2023 @ 8:30 am 5:30 pm EDT

$25 – $40

Registration for Igniting Advocacy Hill Day is now closed.


  • Organizations that Have an Enterprise Engagement Package and/or Achieved COA Accreditation $25
  • Other Organizations $40

(This fee covers transportation, congressional meeting scheduling, and logistics.)

New to this year’s event will be Social Current’s first-ever Hill Day. Because federal policy advocacy is key to advancing our missions and achieving impact, SPARK 2023 will include a two-part advocacy training and trip to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The comprehensive training, held during the conference, will teach participants how to translate knowledge, expertise, and lived experience into influence at the local, state, and national levels. View details of the training for Part 1 and Part 2.

For the Hill Day event, Social Current will arrange meetings with members of Congress on your behalf. Using the addresses you provide, we will schedule meetings with your respective legislators, ensuring that you have meaningful interactions with key decisionmakers. Most participants will have three meetings, including two Senate and one House meeting.


Travel: Participants will travel to Capitol Hill together on the Metro. Please avoid bringing your luggage to the event.

Security: Before attending the event, please review the U.S. Capitol Police website for a list of prohibited items. There will be security lines at the entrances to the House and Senate office buildings. It is essential to allow time for potential security checks. You do not require an escort to enter these buildings.

Attire: Business attire is required for your Capitol Hill meetings. As you will be walking extensively, often on marble floors, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.


  • Two to three meetings with your legislators
  • A meaningful and impactful advocacy experience with Social Current handling the logistics
  • Greater connection with the Social Current Policy team and peers from around the country

Who Should Participate

All staff at community-based organizations are invited to participate. No prior experience or skills are required.


Blair Abelle-Kiser

Senior Director of Government Affairs
Social Current

Derry Kiernan

Field Mobilization & Policy Manager
Social Current