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CARE on Capitol Hill: She Leads The World

Welcome to CARE on Capitol Hill! Access your agenda, FAQs, and more for your stay in Washington, D.C.

Important Locations

AC Hotel Washington, Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
867 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, D.C. 20003


Wednesday, March 13th

  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Registration Opens at AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Capitol Hill Navy Yard
  • 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Welcome & Advocacy Training
    • Learn from global women leaders and CARE USA policy experts about the impact of our policy asks, the current state of play on Capitol Hill, and how your advocacy ensures robust US investment in foreign assistance that improves the lives of women and girls around the world. 
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Group Strategy Sessions
  • 6:00 p.m.: Transport to the International Women’s Day Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner at the Museum of the American Indian
    • 4th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20560
    • A reception and dinner to celebrate women leaders who are lifting up families, communities and nations around the world. Featuring a special performance by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lisa Fischer, with appearances and remarks from: President and CEO of CARE Michelle Nunn, CEO of Isabella HealthCare Services Naana Akyaa Asante, Senior Manager for Economic Justice and Rights at CARE Aisha Rahamatali and former U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
  • 9:00 p.m.: Depart Dinner for Hotel

Thursday, March 14th

  • 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m: Breakfast at Hotel
  • 7:30 a.m.: Depart hotel for Capitol Hill
  • 8:00 a.m.: Group Photo on Capitol Hill
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.:  Full day of meetings on Capitol Hill with Members of Congress and their staff to lobby for robust foreign assistance that improves the lives of women and girls around the world.

Get to Know Our Special Guests

Naana Akyaa Asante

CEO, Isabella Healthcare Services and Registered Nurse

Aisha Rahamatali

Senior Manager, Women’s Economic Justice and Rights, CARE

Michelle Nunn

President and CEO, CARE

Ritu Sharma

President, CARE Action

Rep. Sara Jacobs

U.S. Congresswoman (CA-51)

Senator Amy Klobuchar


Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Former U.S. Congresswoman

Alice P. Albright

CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

Lisa Fischer

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Advocate Resources

Congressional Meeting Guide + Talking Points

Learn more about how to have a successful meeting with members of Congress and their staff.

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Leave Behind

Read up on the materials you will be leaving behind with members of Congress and their staff, focused on our ask on robust funding for women and girls around the world.

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Impact Story

Learn about Mabinty Thullah, a participant in CARE's VSLA program who devotes her free time to empowering women with financial literacy and leadership skills.

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Social Media Toolkit

Check out CARE’s Social Media Toolkit for fun ideas and tips on posting from your account while in D.C.

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Getting Around D.C.

Traveling around the nation’s capital is easy and we highly recommend using Google Maps to plan your travel options. Our host hotel – AC Hotel Capitol Hill /Navy Yard – is easily accessible by several modes of transportation:

By Metro: The Navy Yard-Ballpark Station on the Green Line is the closest Metro station to the AC Hotel. DCA and IAD airports are both served by the Washington Area Metro system, and we recommend using the train for transportation while staying in D.C..

By Car: Uber, Lyft, and taxis are widely available in D.C.

Recommended Attire

For Wednesday, March 13th: Business casual for in-person training and Welcome to D.C. reception.

For Thursday, March 14th: Business professional for Congressional meetings. No jeans and wear comfortable shoes for walking from meetings and on Capitol Hill.

In case of emergency on March 13-14, contact Alexa Rahmanparast, CARE Executive Coordinator, alexa.rahmanparast@care.org, (305) 987-8849

Capitol Hill Security and Protocols

Before entering the Capitol Visitor Center, all visitors are screened by a magnetometer and all items that are permitted inside the building are screened by an x-ray device. The following items are strictly prohibited in the Capitol, including the Capitol Visitor Center:

  • Liquid, including water
  • Food or beverages of any kind, including fruit and unopened packaged food
  • Aerosol containers
  • Non-aerosol spray (Prescriptions for medical needs are permitted.)
  • Any pointed object, e.g. knitting needles and letter openers (Pens and pencils are permitted.)
  • Any bag larger than 18″ wide x 14″ high x 8.5″ deep
  • Electric stun guns, martial arts weapons or devices
  • Guns, replica guns, ammunition, and fireworks
  • Knives of any size
  • Mace and pepper spray
  • Razors and box cutters

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