What’s the Scoop on 2017 State Lobby Day?

We are excited that you will be joining us at our 2017 State Lobby Day!


Now that you have completed your registration for the day, we want to give you the information you’ll need to have for a successful lobby day. 

Below, you will find the tentative agenda.

2017 NC AHA You’re the Cure at the Capitol State Lobby Day
March 13th – 14th, 2017

Agenda Day One

Monday, March 13th, 2017                                                                                                Location: Holiday Inn RDU

Registration Opens                                              2:30 pm

Welcome                                                              3:00 pm

  • Lobby Day Overview                                 Jennifer Collins 

Advocacy Training                                               3:30 pm 

  • A Closer Look at the Issues                       3:30 pm
    • Healthy Food Small Retailer Fund
    • Physical Education in Schools
    • Hypertension Awareness
  • Break                                                         4:30 pm
  • Advocacy Skill Building                             4:45 pm 

Dinner & Social                                                    6:45 pm 

[NC Advocacy Coordinating Committee will gather at 7:30 pm for a quick meeting.] 

Hotel or return home (for locals)

Hotel: Holiday Inn, 930 Airport Blvd, Morrisville, NC 27560

Agenda Day Two

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Location: Hotel & State Legislature*

Breakfast Briefing and Last Minute Instructions at hotel        8:00 am 

Travel to Legislative Complex via chartered bus                    8:30 am 

Gather at 1200 Court, Legislative Bldg.                                  9:15 am 

(Instructions and group photo)

Legislative Meetings                                                               9:30 am 

Lunch at General Assembly Cafeteria                                    11:30 am 

Return to AHA Office via chartered bus                                 3:00 pm 

Travel home                                                                            3:30 pm           

*State Legislative Building: 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

Meals  (included in your lobby day registration fee)


  • Dinner is provided following the advocacy training session. 


  • Light continental breakfast will be available before you get on the bus.
  • Lunch will be available at the NC General Assembly Cafeteria

Travel to the Legislature

We have arranged bus travel that will leave the hotel promptly at 8:30 am Tuesday morning.  If you choose to drive, there are parking lots near the Legislative complex. 

For more information about visiting the State Legislature you can visit: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/CitizenGuide/CitizenGuide.html

What to Wear

Monday:  Business Casual

Tuesday:  Business attire and please wear red!  Please dress for the weather and bring comfortable shoes.  Remember an umbrella if rain is predicted.

Legislative Meetings

We will do our best to arrange a meeting time with your lawmakers.  You will attend meetings as part of a group and will meet with lawmakers and/or staff throughout the day.  Our goal is to visit all 170 legislative offices, so you will be asked to do a few drop-in visits as well. 

Please plan to check back to this website frequently because we will be updating this with more information. 

We are excited that you will be joining us! 

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