NAPABA’s Virtual Lobby Day

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), please join NAPABA on May 24-27 for NAPABA’s first ever virtual Lobby Day.

Lobby Day is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and Congressional staffers on issues of importance to the AAPI community.

This year’s Lobby Day has never been as important as it is now. NAPABA is operating at the intersection of anti-Asian hate crimes and hate-based incidents, all set against the backdrop of the COVID-pandemic, a pandemic for which our communities have been falsely scapegoated. This year, NAPABA’s Lobby Day is not only about supporting important legislation, but ensuring that your voices and advocacy for justice, equity, and opportunity for all AAPIs are heard from your home districts to the halls of Congress!

REGISTER NOW

Schedule Coming Soon

Questions? Contact Edgar Chen , Policy Director

NAPABA Cancellations & Postponements: Lobby Day Canceled I Call for Programs Deadline Extended

Please see below an important message from NAPABA:

As we continue to monitor the situation regarding the coronavirus, we at NAPABA have had to make changes to our association calendar. One of these changes was a tough decision; the other was simple.

Lobby Day

Reluctantly, NAPABA is canceling Lobby Day, originally scheduled for May 18-19

Out of concern for your safety, the safety of your families, and all whom you may come in contact with, we are following the advice of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) to suspend all events that may attract 50 or more people scheduled for the next eight weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We are working with the Thompson Hotel to cancel reservations for those who have already secured lodging.

As current events demonstrate, advocacy on behalf of our communities remains as important as ever. NAPABA continues to work with Congress, the Administration, our partner organizations, and our affiliated bar associations to address our immediate challenges and maintain the relationships we will need to continue to represent our communities. We encourage you to continue to speak out, contact your elected officials and local leaders, and continue to work with your local bars in partnership with NAPABA to make a difference for our communities.

NAPABA Convention Call for Programs

A second calendar adjustment involves our deadline for the 2020 NAPABA Convention Call for Programs. The deadline has been extended to April 20 at 5 p.m. ET to provide you more time to submit your proposal. 

We understand that the current situation may impact your ability to secure speakers for your program ideas as people’s schedules change. We want to reassure you that the CLE Committee will take the current events into consideration upon reviewing the submissions and will not count the lack of “confirmed” speakers against your submission. 

We still encourage you to include those who have expressed interest in speaking on your program as “confirmed” speakers, but we understand that their availability may change. 

We look forward to receiving your program submissions by Monday, April 20

Please be safe and stay healthy!

Call for Programs Quicklinks: 

NAPABA 2018 Lobby Day | Two Weeks Left to Register!

Two weeks left!
Registration Closes April 6, 2018
Click here to Register

Join us for NAPABA’s 2018 Lobby Day in Washington, DC, from May 7-8, 2018. This event is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to meet and discuss with members of Congress and congressional staffers about important issues for the Asian Pacific American and legal community. 

Participants will meet with legislators and voice their perspectives on a range of topics. As a participant, NAPABA provides all training and materials you need to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill.

In 2018, a few key issues Lobby Day will showcase are:

  • Protecting the Legal Services Corporation
  • Continuing the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Supporting the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018
  • Honoring Chinese American Veterans of World War II

Congressional Reception
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, NAPABA will host a Congressional Reception. The reception will bring together Lobby Day participants, members of Congress and their staff, and leaders in the Asian Pacific American community. This event is open to the public, including NAPABA members who are unable to participate in Lobby Day.

Hotel | Limited rooms still available until April 6
NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington DC/U.S. Capitol.
Rate: $229 king plus applicable taxes & fees.
If you are having any problems with reserving your room at the Hyatt, please contact Oriene Shin at 202-775-9555 or atoshin@napaba.org.

More 2018 Lobby Day information can be found here.

2018 NAPABA Lobby Day

Washington, DC | May 7-8, 2018

Join us for NAPABA’s 2018 Lobby Day in Washington, DC, from May 7-8, 2018. Lobby Day is an opportunity for our NAPABA members from across the country to come and meet with members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day is a way for members to play an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

Participants will meet with legislators and voice their perspectives on a range of topics. As a participant, you will be given all the information and materials you will need to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Registration for Lobby Day includes a webinar training prior to Lobby Day as well as onsite training the day of meetings so that all participants are prepared for meetings with congressional members and staffers.

Registration
Register for Lobby Day here.
Deadline to register is April 6, 2018.

Stipend
Stipends are available for NAPABA direct members traveling to Washington, DC, from out-of-town.
Deadline to submit an application is March 9, 2018.

Congressional Reception
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, NAPABA will host a Congressional Reception bringing together Lobby Day participants, members of Congress and their staff, and leaders in the Asian Pacific American community.

This event is open to the public, including NAPABA members who are unable to participate in Lobby Day.

Hotel
NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington DC/U.S. Capitol.
Rate | $229/night (plus applicable taxes & fees)
Address |33 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Last day to book a room is April 6, 2018.

Reserve your room online here, or call Reservations at 1-888-492-8847.

Visit our 2018 Lobby Day page for more information.

2017 NAPABA LOBBY DAY

Join us for NAPABA Lobby Day 2017, which will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 22-23, 2017. This event is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans. Learn more about the event here.

Stipend Applications | Due March 22, 2017
Stipends are available for NAPABA direct members traveling to Lobby Day from out of town.

Lobby Day Registration | April 12, 2017
Register for all events and apply for a stipend online on the NAPABA website.

Hotel | Book by April 21, 2017
NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol. The rate is $239/night plus applicable taxes & fees. Book your hotel by April 21 here.

House Passes Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II Vets

House Passes Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II Vets

NAPABA Lobby Day 2016

NAPABA Lobby Day 2016
Washington, D.C. | May 23-24, 2016

Join us for NAPABA Lobby Day 2016, which will be held in Washington, D.C., from May 23-24, 2016. This event is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans.

Participants will meet with legislators and voice their perspectives on a range of topics. As a participant, you will be given all the information and materials you need to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Registration for Lobby Day includes a webinar training session and on-site training so that all participants are prepared for meetings with congressional members and staffers.

Registration for Lobby Day  

  • Stipend Applications | March 21, 2016
    • Stipends are available for NAPABA direct members traveling to Lobby Day from out-of-town.
      • A stipend application is included in the Lobby Day Registration page.
  • Register for all events and apply for a stipend online on the NAPABA website.

Hotel | Book by April 22, 2016, for a discounted rate

  • NAPABA has secured a room block through Hyatt Place Washington, D.C./U.S. Capitol. 
    • Rate: $189 single/double plus applicable taxes & fees.
      • Once the NAPABA block is filled additional rooms will be available at a rate of $239/night.
  • Book your hotel by April 22 here.

All application and registration materials can be found here.

Register for the 2015 NAPABA Annual Lobby Day

Register today for the 2015 NAPABA Annual Lobby Day, which will be held in Washington, DC, from May 18-19. NAPABA’s Annual Lobby Day gives you the opportunity to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American community.

NAPABA needs your participation to make Lobby Day a success and to demonstrate the strength of the APA community. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Registration
Lobby Day: bit.ly/NAPABA2015LobbyDay
Congressional Reception (May 18, 2015): bit.ly/NAPABA2015Reception

Stipend
Stipends are available for NAPABA members traveling to Lobby Day from out of town. The deadline to submit an application is April 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. To apply for a 2015 Lobby Day stipend please click here.

Hotel

Embassy Suites – Downtown DC
1250 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Cut-off date to book: April 24, 2015

Rate: $329 for single/double

Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am

Make your reservation here!

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NAPABA Lobby Day Training (part one of three)
Experts from NAPABA and our partner organizations will lead Lobby Day participants in a training about the basics of lobbying and the key issues prioritized for Lobby Day. A question and answer period will follow. Lobby Day participants should plan to attend the live webinar, but a recorded version will be available for participants unable to join. Lobby Day participants are required to attend the live webinar or view the recording prior to Lobby Day.
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Location: Webinar

Monday, May 18, 2015

NAPABA Lobby Day Training (part two of three)
We will review the basics of lobbying and prepare for meetings with legislators and staff the following day. Key logistical information will be shared at this time, and a question and answer period will follow. Participants will have the opportunity to meet in their lobbying groups and strategize with their team members.
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: TBA

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Congressional Reception
The reception will bring together Lobby Day participants, members of Congress and their staff, and leaders in the APA community.
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, SH 902, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
RSVP: bit.ly/NAPABA2015Reception

Tuesday May 19, 2015

Training Breakfast (part three of three)
Policy experts will briefly go over each issue and will be available to answer questions. Participants will have the opportunity to meet in their lobbying groups and strategize with their team members.
Time: 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Location: TBA

Member Visits on the Hill
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Will vary based on individual schedules and locations of members’ offices.

Participant Debriefing & Happy Hour
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: TBA

2015 NAPABA Lobby Day Registration—Open Now!

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association is now accepting registration for the 2015 Annual Lobby Day, which will be held in Washington, DC, from May 18-19. This event is an opportunity for NAPABA members from across the country to educate members of Congress and congressional staffers on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific American (APA) community. Lobby Day also gives members an active role in promoting NAPABA’s mission of advocating for justice, equity, and opportunity for APAs.

Participants will meet with legislators and voice their perspectives on a range of topics. As a participant, you will be given all the information and materials you need to meet with legislators on Capitol Hill. Registration for Lobby Day includes a webinar training prior to Lobby Day as well as onsite training the day of, so that all participants are prepared for meetings with congressional members and staffers.

Registration
Lobby Day: bit.ly/NAPABA2015LobbyDay
Congressional Reception (May 18, 2015): bit.ly/NAPABA2015Reception

Stipend
Stipends are available for NAPABA members traveling to Lobby Day from out of town. The deadline to submit an application is April 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. To apply for a 2015 Lobby Day stipend please click here.

More 2015 Lobby Day information here