Capitol Hill Days

Capitol Hill Days

Capitol Hill Days was March 16th – March 21. Read our recap below and consider joining us next year!

Each year, we bring together activists and advocates from across the country and around the world to talk about global reproductive health, environmental, and population issues.

Through hands-on advocacy training, informational workshops, and networking sessions participants will learn how to:

  • Advocate for reproductive health and rights for everyone, everywhere;
  • Urge their elected officials to support an investment in global reproductive health and family planning; and
  • Stay engaged in reproductive rights advocacy locally, year-round.

Please see below for this year’s list of speakers!


Wednesday, March 16, 1:00 pm EDT

Welcome and Networking


Thursday, March 17, 7:00 pm EDT

Keynote Address
Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Round Table Discussion: Global and Domestic Reproductive Health Policy
Dara Purvis, Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships and Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University
Caitlin Horrigan, Director, Global Advocacy, Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund


Friday, March 18, 1:00 pm EDT

On the Ground: Family Planning and Reproductive Health Programs Around the World
Melvine Ouyo, Reproductive Health Advocate and Founder and Executive Director at Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescents Initiative
Jallicia Jolly, Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies and Black Studies, Amherst College


Saturday, March 19, 1:00 pm EDT

Storytelling: How to Share Your Story for Organizing
Tania Stewart, Vice President at M+R, a progressive communications firm


Sunday, March 20, 6:30 pm EDT

Climate, Population, and Reproductive Health
Sara Lara, Founder and Executive Director, Women for Conservation
Joan Castro, Executive Vice President, PATH Foundation Philippines


Sunday, March 20, 2:00 pm EDT and 8:00 pm EDT (choose one)

Advocacy Training
Stacie Murphy, Director of Congressional Relations, Population Connection and Population Connection Action Fund


Monday, March 21, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT

Virtual Lobby Day


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