The 2016 FED UP! RALLY WAS A SUCCESS!
The 2016 FED UP! Rally and March to Capitol Hill was held on Sunday, September 18th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater on the Washington Monument grounds in Washington, D.C.. There was be a sold-out reception at the National Press Club on the evening of September 17th and a Hill Day on Monday, September 19th. Photos and details coming soon. Thank you for your support!
FED UP! Hill Day on Monday, September 19th:
Click here for our Hill Day flyer for details of the event: Hill Day Flyer
As a follow-up to this year’s FED UP! Rally, we are organizing a Hill Day educational briefing on Capitol Hill on Monday, September 19. We will gather in Rayburn House Office Building (HOB Rm B-339) from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM to discuss needed next steps in policy and legislation to stem the tide of the nation’s opioid addiction and overdose death epidemic. Light morning refreshments will be provided. Our educational program will address the deficiencies in the CARA act as well as the lack of serious funding that must be addressed in the weeks ahead. Please come to our educational briefing and schedule a meeting with your member of Congress for later that day. We need to ensure our voices are heard and that Congress provides adequate, mandatory funding this year!
FED UP! Rally hotel information: SOLD OUT…
We have a limited number of discounted rooms ($179 plus taxes; includes WiFi) reserved for the FED UP! Rally for the nights of September 16, 17 and/or 18 at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036. We encourage you to make your reservation now while rooms are still available. The Capital Hilton will serve as Rally Headquarters.
Here is the link to the reservation page:
Or, call 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667) and use the code: FED
The FED UP! Coalition needs your support! We rely on sponsorships from organizations like yours to plan and stage our FED UP! Rallies. To help us continue the fight for federal action to end the opioid epidemic, please consider sponsorship and as described in the attached sponsorship package. Thank you very much.
Call for names and Photos of Lost Loved Ones:
Those of you who have attended the FED UP! Rally in the past may remember the banner that has been used as a backdrop for the Rallies. The banner displays the names of many loved ones who have been lost to the opioid epidemic. In order to include more names, an updated banner will be created for this year’s Rally. If you have a lost loved one you would like to have added to the banner, please send the name to April Rovero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you help out on Rally Day?
Please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Cooper, at email@example.com to volunteer.