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

12:00 pm – Press Conference

National Press Club, Washington, DC

Register early, seating is limited.

1:00 pm – 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 – Opioid March to White House

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Speakers at our luncheon Include the world’s leading experts on the opioid crisis

Speaker’s Bios

Tickets for Luncheon

Spread the word. Why are you FED UP!?

→Click Here For Our Promotional Toolkit

  • FED UP 2017 Flyers (PDF and JPG)
  • 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. Use the hashtags #FEDUP2017 and #OpioidMarch
  • 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 [email protected] 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.

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Getting to the Event on the Metro: Click Here

Visit Your Members of Congress

If you do not live near the local offices of your members of Congress, we encourage you to make appointments to meet with them while you are in DC. While the members themselves may not be available, meetings with staff can be very productive. See https://feduprally.org/congressional-visit-guide/ for information on how to set up these meetings.

Can you help out on Rally Day?

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Cooper, at [email protected] 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 #OpioidMarch & #FEDUP2017 local event.