2016 National Advocacy Conference

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2016 3rd Annual FIRST National Advocacy Conference Presented by FRC 27 Team RUSH

A chance to make a difference 

This is an opportunity for you to make a difference in our future. We take students and mentors and train them on issues and send them out to Capitol Hill to meet with their Sentators and Members of Congress to tell them about FIRST and let them know how they should be prioritizing the expansion of FIRST and STEM in upcoming legistlation.

Teams will have a chance to network and collaborate as they prepare for advocacy. Students will come out as globally-minded, confident experts and congress will know why they should listen to these students


We will train you in meeting protocol and give you time to practice and organize your talking points so you are ready for the meeting with legislators and their staff. We will help you navigate around Capitol Hill and be available to help if you need it.

For more information please visit this page on the National Advocacy Conference


This year at the 2016 National Advocacy Connference:

  • 215 people registered
  • Students gained real-world experience lobbying in Congress
  • 15 appointments with our elected officials
  • 17 states and 30 teams represented
  • Team Rush has had 248 meetings with congressional staff, senators, and staff advisors over the past 6 years
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Washington DC