EAD’s Annual Lobby Day
The Ecumenical Advocacy Days Lobby Day is the most significant activity of our annual National Gathering. Each year, after three days of education and preparation, hundreds of Christian lobbyists and friends from other religious communities from across the nation and beyond converge on Capitol Hill and visit Members of Congress in their DC offices to address issues of justice which are of vital concern to the ecumenical Christian community. Each year’s national gathering presents a new issue of concern directly related to legislative or policy considerations presently before the Congress.
Those who participate in Lobby Day have often experienced the process of meeting with their elected officials as both empowering and humbling and they often express the importance of sharing their faith convictions in the struggle for peace and justice in our world with their representatives. Members of Congress, Senators, and their staff assistants have also highlighted the importance of hearing from members of the Christian faith community on issues of justice in person, noting that such visits – whether in DC or in home district offices – do have a much more significant impact than e-mails, phone calls, and faxes.