Concerned New Jerseyans will Travel to DC for July 25 Congressional Reception and Tell Our Elected Officials that Opportunity Starts at Home
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, has been set as the date for this year’s Congressional Reception. Please save the date and join Monarch Housing Associates and our partners in Washington, DC on July 25. The Congressional Reception will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Auditorium on Capitol Hill.
Information about how to register for the event will follow soon.
We expect a group of 300 New Jerseyans to travel to Washington DC on July 25. Bus transportation from six locations across the state will be available to bring people down to DC the morning of July 25 and back to New Jersey that afternoon. New Jersey’s two U.S. Senators and 12 Members of the House of Representatives will be invited to attend the Congressional Reception, hear from constituents impacted by homelessness and address the audience.
The themes of this summer’s Congressional Reception will once again be “No Cuts to Housing” and “Opportunity Starts at Home.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. This summer’s Congressional Reception builds on the success of the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Congressional Reception.
As Diane Yentel President and CEO of the NLIHC said when she spoke at the 2017 Supportive Housing Conference “the reception was one of the best advocacy initiatives of 2017 and it helped to make a difference.”
The impact of sequestration and budget cuts has reduced the budget of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as well as other domestic programs. The lack of affordable homes and the resources needed to maintain existing public housing has created an affordable housing state of emergency in NJ.
You can help us make the July 25, 2018 Congressional Reception a success!
- First, save the date.
- Second, let us know if you or someone you know would be interested in speaking to their elected official about the impact homelessness has had on your life. Please email Kate Kelly with your impact speaker recommendations.
- Third, register as a partner organization or make a donation supporting the Congressional Reception.
The success of the Receptions is based on the support of our partners.
In 2017 we had thirty-eight partners, two national donors and a dozen bus sponsor donors.
We need more this year to ensure the success of the event.
This year’s Congressional Reception has two partner levels:
- $400 (max) Community Sponsor
- $800 (max) Capitol Sponsor
Click here to learn more about the July 25 Congressional Reception. You can view photos and videos from the 2017 Congressional Reception.