Today is the start of the first Congressional recess of 2017. Members of Congress will be in their districts from February 20 to February 26 and will use this time as an opportunity to meet with constituents, host town hall meetings, and tour site visits within the district.
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.