Tuesday, May 9, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
What is Advocacy Day?
Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you to have face-to-face meetings in Congressional offices on Capitol Hill with lawmakers and their staff to share experiences in the hydropower, pumped storage, and marine energy industries.
Despite the fact that waterpower accounted for 6.3% of US electricity production and 31.5% of renewable power production in 2021, waterpower is sometimes overlooked as a clean energy resource.
By meeting and connecting with Members of Congress and their staff, we can raise waterpower’s profile and advance policies that will allow our industry to flourish.
Raise your voice to your Congressional representatives!
What do attendees need to do?
Simply let us know you want to participate when you register to attend Waterpower Week and then we will make the appointment for you!
Here are the specifics:
When you register to attend Waterpower Week, you’ll indicate you want to participate in Advocacy Day.
Based on the address you provide upon registration, we will match you with your appropriate Representatives and Senators, and make appointments with those offices for you.
About a week before Waterpower Week, you will receive an email with your prepared schedule and the details of each meeting, including:
- Congressional Office name
- Time of meeting
- Location of meeting
- Who you are meeting with and biography
- Other Waterpower Week attendees who will be in the meeting with you (i.e., industry colleagues who are from your same district, state, or region)
- Contact information for scheduling support
What to expect?
Meeting with Members of Congress and their staff is a worthwhile experience and is not as intimidating or difficult as one may think. Members of Congress are excited to learn about what their constituents are working on. Staffers are often interested in hearing about advances in technologies such as pumped storage or marine energy.
Industry representatives report that advocating makes them feel like their voices are heard and government works for them. We look forward to you having a similar experience.
NHA will equip you with talking points in advance of your meeting(s) and materials to leave behind at offices.
Questions or Concerns?
Email Brittney May, NHA’s Legislative Affairs manager (email@example.com).