In our role as the nation’s CDFI leadership network, OFN raises awareness for the work of CDFIs across the country, advocates for CDFI funding and program access, as well as shines a bright light on the impact CDFIs have in all of our local communities.
OFN held a briefing on the CDFI industry February 1 for more than 50 Capitol Hill staffers from House and Senate offices from both sides of the aisle.
This year, OFN's Advocacy Day will take place on May 16-17, 2017. During Advocacy Day, your voice is needed to make the case to members of Congress and Administration officials about the importance of funding for the CDFI Fund, the industry, and our communities.
As a former Hill staffer, I always looked forward to attending Congressional briefings because they were an opportunity to learn about the policy issues impacting different industries and hear from the perspective of practitioners.