On April 14, 2021 the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will host a Congressional Outreach Event for paid FY21 SWE members to engage with United States elected officials in Washington, DC. This event will be held virtually and is limited to 150 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Log into the Member Portal
- Click ‘Events’
- Click ‘SWE Congressional Outreach Day’
Congressional Outreach event details:
- This event is only open to FY21 SWE members. If you are not a paid member, you will not be able to register.
- SWE will work to arrange virtual visits with your elected officials on April 14, 2021; some visits may extend to April 15, 2021. Please only plan to attend if your schedule is flexible enough to allow for SWE to schedule a visit any time during this time period.
Congressional Outreach event highlights:
- Attendees will have access to preparation materials and two sessions: an overview of legislative developments and a session on how to engage with elected officials.
- Attendees will increase awareness among elected officials of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.
SWE Public Policy In Action:
Read these blog posts about our recent advocacy efforts and attending our DC event:
- 2019 Public Policy Highlights & New Opportunities for Advocacy in 2020
- Engineering: From Ignorance to Passion – A Reflection on Advocating with SWE
- “Why I almost quit STEM” — A Reflection on SWE’s 2018 Congressional Outreach Days
- 2018 SWE DC Event Photo Essay
- SWE Meets with Biden-Harris Transition Team
- SWE’s Key Advocacy Accomplishments in 2020
- SWE Signs Open Letter to White House in Support of Student Visas
- 2020 SWE Capitol Hill Days Collide With COVID-19 Outbreak