Advocacy Day is an opportunity to learn more about public policy, its impact on your community and ways you can be more involved in the process. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from workshops on issues like religious liberty, educational equity, immigration, criminal justice reform, and pro-life policy. We hope to see you in Austin!
Early Registration (through February 14) - $30
Late Registration - $40
Students (registration required) - Free
(Attendees Will Be Able to Choose 2)
Remember the Prisoner: Advocating for Criminal Justice Reform
Led by Kathryn Freeman, Director of Public Policy, Christian Life Commission
This workshop will examine the role of Christians in the national conversation about criminal justice reform. Participants will learn about principles for reform and promising reform initiatives at local, state, and federal levels.
The Stranger Among Us: Pursuing Security and Compassion in Public Policy
Led by Matt Soerens, U.S. Director of Church Mobilization, World Relief
This workshop will examine the biblical principles around immigration, prioritizing both compassion and security when it comes to immigration policy. Participants will learn about current immigration policies and tools to advocate for reform consistent with biblical principles.
Our First Freedom: Protecting Religious Liberty in a Pluralistic Society
Led by Shirley Hoogstra, President of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities
This workshop will review current issues in religious liberty through the lens of faith-based organizations. Participants will learn the proper relationship between government and religious institutions and how they can be better advocates for religious freedom for all.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies: Pro-Life Advocacy for Moms and Babies
Led by Kelly Rosati, Owner, KMR Consulting
This workshop will cover policies that protect the unborn and the challenges in delivery of maternal healthcare which lead to complications for mother and child. Participants will learn how to advocate for policies that promote the dignity and health of both babies and moms.
10:00 am-10:45 am: Advocacy 101 Training
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Keynote 1
12:00 pm-1:15 pm: Lunch
1:30 pm -2:45 pm: Workshops
3:00 pm-4:15 pm: Workshops
4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Keynote 2
7:30 am-9:00 am: Breakfast in Capitol Grille
9:30 am: Capitol Tour (Optional)
10:00 am-12:00 pm: Office visits
Hotels available for March 26
Home2suites by Hilton Austin Airport
1705 Airport Commerce Dr, Austin, TX 78741
La Quinta Suites Austin Airport
7625 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741
La Quinta Suites Southwest Austin
4424 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78735
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Austin South
701 E Stassney Ln, Austin, TX 78745
Holiday Inn Express Austin Southwest Sunset Valley
4892 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd, Sunset Valley, TX 78735
Comfort Suites, South Austin
5001 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78744
Comfort Suites Austin Airport
7501 E Ben White Blvd, Austin, TX 78741