March 7-11, 2020

Your National Youth, National Junior and Legislative Departments and in alignment with Apathy Not Allowed(Apathy Not Allowed books available from the National Grange office).

Registrations Due by February 1

Youth, Young Adults and Juniors are invited to join us in Washington, DC March 7-11, 2020 for the Washington DC Experience. The purpose of the Washington DC Experience is for Junior and Youth/Young Adult aged Grangers from across the country to come together and learn about how the Grange functions on the legislative side. Youth and Juniors will be educated on the many ways in which Grangers and citizens alike can advocate on issues they feel important to shape public policy and communities in which they live.

During the Washington DC Experience, Grangers are invited to get an up-close and behind the scenes look at what government is and how it operates in Washington, DC. Junior and Youth members, along with their leaders/parents, are invited to attend the Washington DC Experience. Junior and Youth Leaders accompanying must adhere to the National Grange Child Protection Policy.

Grangers will attend briefings with important information pertaining to the Grange Legislative Department. Plans will also include meeting with governmental departments (such as Department of Agriculture and Department of Education) meeting with Congressmen and Senators from your state and a tour of DC.

Just as our Grange Declaration of Purposes suggests, we will ensure that our Grange Youth, Young Adults and Juniors “take a proper interest in the politics of one’s country” so they might become the informed and involved citizens required to move America forward and to guarantee a better society for future generations.

Make plans to join us now. Travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendees with a $150 registration fee to cover some meal costs and tours.

Hotel: Quality Inn, 1587 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22182 | website
Rate: $79 per night plus 12% Virginia Sales Tax. Reservations booked on-line will not receive the discounted rate. 
Group Block: National Grange

See application for the Grange Grassroots Activism Scholarship opportunity.

PLAN ON JOINING US!
CONTACT YOUR NATIONAL JUNIOR GRANGE DIRECTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION:
JUNIOR@NATIONALGRANGE.ORG

6:30 PM - Meet & Greet – Conference Hotel

7:00 AM Breakfast - Conference Hotel
Leave hotel by 7:45 PM
8:30 AM Tour National Grange Building
9:00 AM What is Government? - National Grange Headquarters (HQ)
Presented by: Derek Snyder, PA Young Patron, Constituent Specialist to Representative Torren Ecker
10:00 AM Grange Policy and How to Speak to Your Representative- HQ
Presented by: Rylee Furr, Polymer Chemistry Major at North Carolina State University
11:00 AM Lunch-Provided by Connect Americans Now Sponsors- HQ
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM National Museum of American History
- Metro exit- Federal Triangle
- Meet at front entrance at 3:45 PM to head back to HQ
4:30 PM Dinner- Provided by Connect Americans Now Sponsors- HQ
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Moonlight Monument Trolley Tour
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM Breakfast - Conference Hotel
Leave hotel by 7:45 PM
8:30 AM USDA Briefing
1400 Independence SW, Witten Building, Williamsburg Room (All Visitors must bring Valid ID)
Enter on Jefferson DR
Metro Exit: Smithsonian Mall
10:30 AM Connect Americans Now Briefing & Lunch– HQ
Presented by: Jon Conradi, Connect Americans Now
11:30 AM Leave to Capitol Hill
Metro Stop- Capital South Metro
12:40 PM Capital Tour- Meet at Visitors Center
Arrive by 12PM for security screenings
3:30 PM Tomson, Reuters, Bloomberg- News Service Studio
1333 H St Suite 500; Washington DC 20006
Presented by Katharine Jackson, Producer
5:30 PM Community Application –HQ Presented by: Joe Stefenoni, National Grange Membership Director
6:30 PM Dinner- HQ
  Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel.
Leave on your own to individualized appointments on the Hill. (See personal schedule)
Metro Exit- Capital South
Lunch –on your own- leftovers available at the HQ
Hill Visits Cont.
6:00 AM Celebrate Young Advocates Dinner- HQ

On your own- Breakfast at hotel, finish hill visits, tour, and travel home.

GRANGE GRASSROOTS ACTIVISM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE WASHINGTON DC EXPERIENCE