Washington DC Experience March 7-11, 2020

Your National Youth, National Junior and Legislative Departments and in alignment with Apathy Not Allowed(Apathy Not Allowed books available from the National Grange office)

Registrations Due by February 1

Online Registration Form

Youth, Young Adults, and Juniors are invited to join us in Washington, DC March 7-11, 2020 for the Washington DC Experience. The purpose of the Washington DC Experience is for Junior and Youth/Young Adult aged Grangers from across the country to come together and learn about how the Grange functions on the legislative side. Youth and Juniors will be educated on the many ways in which Grangers and citizens alike can advocate on issues they feel important to shape public policy and communities in which they live.

During the Washington DC Experience, Grangers are invited to get an up-close and behind the scenes look at what government is and how it operates in Washington, DC. Junior and Youth members, along with their leaders/parents, are invited to attend the Washington DC Experience. Junior and Youth Leaders accompanying must adhere to the National Grange Child Protection Policy.

Grangers will attend briefings with important information pertaining to the Grange Legislative Department. Plans will also include meeting with governmental departments (such as Department of Agriculture and Department of Education) meeting with Congressmen and Senators from your state and a tour of DC to be included.

Just as our Grange Declaration of Purposes suggests, we will ensure that our Grange Youth, Young Adults, and Juniors “take a proper interest in the politics of one’s country” so they might become the informed and involved citizens required to move America forward and to guarantee a better society for future generations.

Make plans to join us now. Travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendees with a $150 registration fee to cover some meal costs and tours.

Hotel:Quality Inn, 1587 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22182 | website
Rate:$79 per night plus 12% Virginia Sales Tax. Reservations booked on-line will not receive the discounted rate. 
Group Block: National Grange

See the application for the Grange Grassroots Activism Scholarship opportunity

Washington DC Experience
(Tentative) Schedule

Saturday, March 7

6:30 PM – Meet & Greet/Orientation @ Hotel

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Breakfast at Hotel
Grange Legislative Overview
How to talk to Representatives
Lunch @ Grange Headquarters
Tour – DC
Dinner @ Grange Headquarters

Monday, March 9, 2020

Breakfast @ Hotel
Department Visits
Verizon Visit
Lunch @ Grange Headquarters
Capital Tour/Meet Representatives
Dinner @ Grange Headquarters

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Breakfast @ Hotel
Hill Visits
Lunch –on your own
Hill Visits Cont.
Dinner – @ Grange Headquarters (recap/Thank you)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Breakfast @ Hotel
Finish Hill Visits
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