July 12, 2022 I Event
NAMM to Hold Music Education Advocacy Hill Day in September
After a two-year hiatus, NAMM has announced that it will hold its annual NAMM Music Education Advocacy Hill Day on Sept. 14. NAMM members and arts education advocates are invited to join the association to carry a message of support for music education to members of Congress and/or their legislative aides. Registration is open through August 17.
In preparation for the day of advocacy, a free, self-paced virtual training will be offered beginning August 18 for all registrants. Arts education, policy and advocacy experts will provide information on scheduling and conducting meetings with elected officials as well as explain the “ask” and what it means. They will also provide a briefing on the latest research in music education policy.
Participation in the in-person NAMM Hill Day and pre-event virtual training is free for all advocates. Individuals traveling to Washington, D.C. are responsible for their own travel and housing arrangements. At the conclusion of Hill Day on September 14, NAMM will host a reception in Washington, D.C. to celebrate advocates’ continued dedication to advancing music education for all children.
Advocates who aren’t able to join Hill Day in person are invited to participate in the virtual training and are strongly encouraged to schedule meetings with their members of Congress in their home districts or virtually.