I know what you’re thinking…don’t you have a job that’s based out of Washington, DC? Aren’t you going there every other week or so anyway?
Well, yes and no.
I’ve got around 4,000 Amtrak reward points in my account so going to Washington isn’t a new thing. This time, though, I made my first Hill visits. It’s the difference between going to Washington and going to where Government happens.
It was a gorgeous day and an incredibly empowering experience on many levels. I hope I never get too jaded in the politics/lobby “game” that I forget what it’s really all about.
We were there for One Voice Against Cancer’s annual lobby day. For the first time in 40 years, after you factor in inflation, Congress may be considering a budget that will cut funding that will go to cancer research. We are working to make sure that doesn’t happen. We’re at a tipping point…no time to let up on the pressure.
Update 4/28: here’s a picture of some of our crowd (I’m the one holding the yellow bag…did it intentionally so when I used the picture in the future it would have some context…that’s the One Voice Against Cancer logo).