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Shelley Rood

AJFCA Washington Director

                        Tuesday, November 26, 2013  

Government Affairs Institute (GAI)

Registration for the 2014 Government Affairs Institute (GAI) and Washington Advocacy Mission is now OPEN!
The GAI will be held from Tuesday, February 4 - Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in Washington, DC, and you can register through this link:   https://www.wynjade.com/jewishfederations14/gai  


The GAI brings together professionals and volunteers from Jewish family and children's service agencies and Federations to advocate on policies that impact the communities that you serve. Throughout the GAI you will hear from distinguished leaders from the White House and Congress and you will have the opportunity to meet with your community's Congressional representatives.  We encourage new lay leaders and professionals to attend the GAI and learn from seasoned colleagues from around the country.

Important dates and times: 

Feb. 4th, 10:00 a.m. GAI begins
Feb. 5th, 2:30 p.m. GAI lunch ends
Feb. 5th, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Individual Capitol Hill Meetings
Feb. 6th, 9:00 - 5:00 Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill (separate from GAI, but may be of interest)

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (part of Jewish Disability Awareness Month) includes policy briefings and advocacy meetings specifically related to disability policy.  It is a separate conference, convened jointly by JFNA and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. For more information about this day, click here.
Each person attending is required to register for the GAI and for hotel accommodations if needed. The registration fee of $225 (includes meals) will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the registration.  Credit card information is also required for hotel reservations as all hotel reservations must be booked online through this registration site. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center for a discounted rate of $235 per night.  The registration deadline is Friday, January 3, 2014.
PLEASE NOTE:  Registering early will enable more effective scheduling of your visits to Capitol Hill and the Administration.  We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible. 
If you have any questions please contact Shelley Rood.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 GAI!