2017 FED UP! Event in Washington DC

Announcing the FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day Event in Washington DC  

2017 marks half a decade of unifying families, organizations, and allies from across our nation who’ve stood together in an alliance to end the opioid epidemic. With another year of increased deaths and the change of power in our federal government, this year we’re planning a series of events nationwide on August 31, 2017, International Overdose Awareness Day — a day of remembrance and awareness, recognized worldwide. To send the greatest impact, we’ve updated the agenda to include a press conference, networking, a candlelight vigil for those we’ve lost and a march to the White House.

We’re FED UP! and we’re calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids. 

Event Details

Thursday, August 31, 2017

11:00am – Press Conference

National Press Club, Washington, DC

Register early, seating is limited.

1:00pm – Networking Luncheon

Networking luncheon with fellow advocates from across the nation and abroad

National Press Club, Washington, DC

7:00 pm – Candlelight Vigil

Join us as we honor our lost loved ones at the Ellipse (behind White House) followed by a march to the White House.

White House Ellipse

8:00 pm – March to White House

Eventbrite - FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day 8.31.17


We will have more information coming soon. In the meantime, please save the date and start spreading the word. Why are you FED UP!?

  • FED UP 2017 Flyers (JPG and PDF)
  • Start the discussion on social media. Invite others to join you at the capital on International Overdose Awareness Day in the movement to end the opioid epidemic.
  • Stay current on the latest updates of the FED UP! Coalition and our event by signing up for our mailing list and by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. (Be sure to add info@feduprally.org to your address book so you receive our email communications)
  • Learn a Little about International Overdose Awareness Day and read our platform.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The FED UP! Coalition needs your support!  We rely on sponsorships from organizations like yours to plan and stage our FED UP! Events. To help us continue the fight for federal action to end the opioid epidemic, please view the sponsorship package below. 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 video and banners that displays the names of many loved ones who have been lost to the opioid epidemic.   In order to include more names, an updated video and banners will be created for this year’s FED UP! Reception.  If you have a lost loved one you would like to have added, please send a high-resolution photo and the following information to April Rovero at arovero@comcast.net by no later than July 15th.

  • Your lost loved one’s name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Age
  • Statement: “I give my permission for the Fed Up Steering Committee members to use the photo I have provided in their ‘Lost Loved Ones’ memorial video and for any other educational purpose.”

Can you help out on Rally Day?

Please e-mail our Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Cooper, at acooperx@gmail.com to volunteer.

Can’t Join us and thousands of others in Washington, DC?

You can still be a critical member of our call for federal action by attending or hosting your own #LocalRally2017

 

Additional Questions?

Contact us at info@feduprally.org