In January, we will have a new Congress, and they need to meet you!
Join us at the 2019 Legislative and Grassroots Mobilization Conference on February 10-13, 2019. Come to Washington, DC to stand up, unite, and fight for your rights as federal and D.C. government employees and union brothers and sisters. Now is the time! Come to Capitol Hill and hold Congress accountable for protecting our representation rights. Let’s stand, unite, and fight!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Register today!
This conference is our chance to fill the halls of Congress and tell them about the important work we do for the American public. Let's fight for our pay, benefits, and rights. Come make your voice heard on Capitol Hill!
To register and for hotel information, visit www.afge.org/legcon2019.
Here are the key details:
Sunday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Make sure you pack warm clothing for our AFGE rally. Please remember to bring your AFGE T-Shirts and your AFGE hats and scarves. They will also be available for purchase during the conference. We will not be providing free hats and scarves this year.
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001.
The special hotel rate is $290 per night plus taxes for single or double occupancy. Rooms are limited so make your reservation soon. The cutoff date for hotel reservations is January 21, 2019.
Locals are encouraged to send their Legislative and Political Coordinators (LPC). The conference is an excellent opportunity for LPCs to build productive relationships with their lawmakers.
The AFGE Rally will be held on Tuesday February 12th from 12-1PM.
Please schedule your meetings with Members of Congress on Tuesday before 11AM and after 3PM, and all day on Wednesday. You must schedule appointments with your senators, representatives, and council members in advance. Please fill out this online Congressional Visit Form for every meeting you schedule. This information will be important for the AFGE staff before, during, and after the Legislative Conference.
To ensure the integrity of our conference, and for our safety, the 2019 conference photo ID badge will be required to enter all plenaries, workshops and conference events.
All Payments, including payments by check, must be received by Friday, January 25, 2019, for the pre-registration rate. PLEASE NOTE: Each attendee’s name should be written on the check.
Pre-registration rate is $300 per person and $350 per person after January 25, 2019.
Civil rights luncheon and other activities:
Please join us at this year's Civil Rights Luncheon! The luncheon will focus on celebrating the life and legacy of AFGE's beloved civil rights leader
Augusta Y. Thomas, NVP for WFP emeritus.
Civil Rights Luncheon tickets are $80 per person. After January 25, 2019 tickets will be $85 per person. Civil Rights Luncheon Tickets will NOT be sold on site.
The Women’s and Fair Practices Departments will also host several diversity and inclusion events and initiatives to make sure that our members feel welcomed at AFGE’s Legislative Conference, including an AFGE Pride (LGBT) meeting and workshop around sexual harassment. We hope that you can bring your young AFGE members and mentors to attend our Y.O.U.N.G. (Young Organizing Unionists for the Next Generation) AFGE workshop and social event on Sunday February 10th.
Don’t miss out on your chance to have your voice heard
This is a crucial moment for federal and D.C. government employees. We must work in unity to raise our voices and tell Congress about the important work that we do.
We want to encourage Congress to advocate for working families and protect our pay, retirement, benefits, and representation rights. We must educate our elected officials about the value of our work. Together, we will build a stronger pro-worker bipartisan coalition in the 116th Congress.
Let’s stand, unite, and fight!