Join the Center for Inquiry Office of Public Policy in
Washington DC for our Third Annual Civic Days at the Capitol April 24th-27th.
Every year, we host Civic Days to bring secular humanists, skeptics, and
freethinkers from across America to Washington to engage in citizen lobbying on
important issues (and also to have a little fun!) But don’t take our word for
it; ask our previous Civic Days participants:
“Your Civic Days have
been beautifully done projects, and I hope you get another good group this
year.” – Elaine Lynn, New York City, NY
“Civic Days exceeded
my expectations in every way. The presentations and tours were beautifully
designed to ‘open the curtain’ on what goes on behind the scenes in DC—and
that’s just what I hoped for.” – Pat Lambert, Schenectady, NY
“I felt the entire
event was very valuable. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. The
lobbying on the Hill was at first intimidating, but being able to be part of
process and work in conjunction with a great organization was the most valuable
part of the weekend.” - Kristin Christian, Anoka, MN
Sightseeing and Other
Sunday afternoon we will be exploring two exhibits on
evolution at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum: Since Darwin: The Evolution of
Evolution, and the David H. Koch Hall
of Human Origins. Sunday evening will feature Coffee, Dessert, and
Conversation with Doug Crandall. Monday morning will feature a tour of Robert
Ingersoll’s life in Washington DC
led by Steve Lowe. On Monday afternoon, we will be exploring the Capitol Visitor Center. Don’t miss
A full schedule of events is available here:
Cost: $100.00 per
Person, $ 25.00 per Student, $90 for Friends of the Center.
We had previously arranged for a block of rooms to be
available at the Donovan House Hotel at a discount rate, but that rate expired
on March 31st. While we can no longer guarantee rates or
availability, we still encourage participants to book with the Donovan House
for ease of transit to and from events. For reservations, contact the hotel at
800-383-6900, Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 5:00pm Eastern Time. Reservations
must be guaranteed with a credit card. An email confirmation will be provided. April
is a busy month in Washington, so make a reservation as soon as possible!
There is a 24-hour cancellation policy in order to avoid
cancellation fees for the hotel reservation. The Donovan House is located at 1155
14th Street NW in downtown Washington—just blocks from the White House—and has
easy access to the Metro system.
For our student participants, we are pleased to offer the
option of staying at a hostel that is close to both the Donovan House and the
Metro – Hostelling International Washington DC. Room prices range based on
selections and reservation timing, but will generally be less than $40 per
night. Students wishing to book accommodations are encouraged to do so as soon
as possible. To make a reservation, contact the Hostel at 202-737-2333, or
reserve online at http://www.hiwashingtondc.org/
To register for Civic Days, please visit our online
registration page at: http://action.centerforinquiry.net/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=100171
For more information, contact Matt Separa at 202-546-2330 or firstname.lastname@example.org We have
been working hard to ensure this year's Civic Days are the best yet! We hope
for your participation!
Not included: Transportation to or from Washington or
accommodations, meals, or transportation while in the city. Everything,
including all times, agenda, and pricing are subject to change.
Cancellation Policy: All funds are non-refundable for
any reason. Cancellation policy is strictly enforced.
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