Last February we had a great time hosting the kickoff of LIHEAP Action Day. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides critical dollars to low-income Americans struggling to heat and cool their homes, a particularly daunting task in the face of an economic downturn.
That event was a great success and the National Fuel Funds Network is already gearing up for the next one. Vivian sent me this the other day.
Registration is now open for the National Fuel Funds Network’s LIHEAP Action Day, February 10, 2010 in Washington, DC. Please hold the date on your calendar and plan to join delegates from across the country in the Nation’s Capitol to kick-off advocacy for $5.1 billion for LIHEAP in Fiscal Year 2011.
For the past seven years, NFFN’s LIHEAP Action Day has proven to be a very effective event to convince Congress to increase the LIHEAP funding. In order to continue this success, we need your participation.
NFFN’s LIHEAP Action Day will begin with a breakfast briefing at 8:15 am and end with a reception 4:30 on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. The NFFN will also provide a central gathering place on Capitol Hill, talking points and background information, expert advice and training in lobbying for LIHEAP and a diverse group of participants.
We expect representatives from fuel funds and other nonprofit organizations, consumer advocacy programs, utility and fuel oil companies and associations, and local, state and Tribal governments. Action Day advocates will fan out over Capitol Hill with a uniform message for legislators – provide needed LIHEAP funding.
NFFN is currently finalizing arrangements for discounted hotel rates and will notify all Action Day registrants as soon as arrangements are final.
For more details, please contact NFFN Executive Director George Coling, 202-824-0660, firstname.lastname@example.org.