On the day prior to the IRF Summit, we will convene a special day dedicated to advocacy and activism on Capitol Hill. We request all convening organizations to schedule appointments on Capitol Hill during Advocacy Day, either virtually or in person, around issues affecting their respective causes. Each convening organization is encouraged to organize their own appointments and meetings and to set whatever agenda for those meetings they feel appropriate relating to their own community. Separate from that agenda, we request each convening organization to share the following points affecting the broader international religious freedom community.
- Mentioning the IRF Summit event and its objectives;
- Encouraging the re-authorization of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom;
- Encouraging members of Congress and staff to attend the “In Solidarity with the Persecuted” side event on June 27 (Rayburn Gold Room, 4 pm);
- Encouraging members of Congress to join the International Religious Freedom Caucus and designating a Congressional staff person to attend virtual meetings of the IRF Roundtable on a moving forward basis.
We encourage all in-person meetings with Congressional offices to be held on June 27.