Monarch Staff Meets with Senate and House Staff in DC on March 29

Twenty-Two Meeting Participants from NJ Join Hill Day Focused on Affordable Homes Organized by the Network

On March 29, 2019, Monarch Housing Associates’ Taiisa Kelly, CEO, and Kate Kelly, Associate, joined a group of 22 advocates from New Jersey who participated in the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual Lobby Day. The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey organized the Lobby Day.

Monarch staff met with staff from the offices of U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D) and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and two of the newest members in New Jersey’s delegation U.S. Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-11) and Tom Malinowski (D-7.)

Other members from the group of participants from New Jersey met with the other 10 members of New Jersey’s delegation of U.S. Representatives. Congressional staff in the Washington, D.C. offices had the opportunity to hear about federal priorities for affordable homes and about what the organizations represented by the meeting participants are doing in their home districts.

These Lobby Day visits are a great starting point for federal advocacy. Meeting Congressional staffers in the Washington, DC offices provides further opportunities to follow up with them on issues related to affordable homes.  Organizations based in New Jersey can invited elected officials and their staff to see first-hand what is happening on the ground back in the state.

Are you looking for your or your own organization’s opportunity to engage in federal advocacy with our elected officials in D.C.? Please remembers that you can always invite your Congressperson to visit your organization and see firsthand the work you are doing.

Please stay tuned for details of the Congressional Reception planned for this summer in July. The annual Congressional Reception is another opportunity for advocates to travel to D.C. and speak with our elected officials in Washington, D.C.