This year, GAO will be running the ABA's first fully online lobby day called #ABADay Digital that will use digital advocacy tools, social media, direct mail, and participant smartphones to show Congress what thousands of legal professionals across the country can do.
On April 22 & 23, attorneys, law students, and other legal professionals can join the conversation online during scheduled events, including expert panels, live Q&A sessions, online campaigns, infographic videos, and even a “Twitter Takeover” where different advocates will temporarily control the GAO account to interact with online participants.
Timing is everything when it comes to effective advocacy, so we will also be announcing timed campaigns throughout the program aimed at specific issues bar leaders will be discussing in ABA Day meetings. These campaigns will use congressional messaging tools in the GAO Grassroots Action Center so participants can email, call, and create social media posts that will pass through congressional firewalls without ever having to leave the ABA website. This type of coordinated campaign will flood Member offices with every type of communication and force the Hill to listen to the voices of their constituents and our legal profession.
To learn more about this year’s ABA Day advocacy issues, find a schedule of #ABADay Digital events, or learn how YOU and your colleagues can join us to have a meaningful impact on Capitol Hill, visit ambar.org/abadaydigital or watch for next month’s Washington Letter to learn more.
Don’t want to wait till then to get involved? Join the ABA Grassroots Action Team today at ambar.org/grassroots and add your voice now.