Rally Hill Day Participant Information

Important Dates

Participant Training for the Virtual Hill Day
Monday, September 20
1:00 pm – 2:30pm ET
Join Zoom webinar: https://aacr.zoom.us/j/83208705005
Or by telephone: 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free)
Webinar ID: 832 0870 5005

Virtual Reception to Celebrate Medical Research
Wednesday, September 22
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET

Virtual Hill Day
Thursday, September 23
9:30am – 5:30pm ET (participants in other time zones will have meetings starting at 9:30am local time but ending by 5:30 pm ET)


Videos

2021 Rally for Medical Research Participant Training


This video shows the full participant training session for the 2021 Virtual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, recorded on September 20.

2021 Rally for Medical Research Mock Meeting 1 (Standard)


This video provides an example of a virtual meeting with a member of Congress (or their staff), including our key message points for the Hill Day.

2021 Rally for Medical Research Mock Meeting 2 (Pushback)


This video provides an example of a virtual meeting with a member of Congress (or their staff) where the member pushes back on the points raised by the participants, illustrating how participants can adjust and respond respectfully.


Resources

2021 Rally Hill Day FAQs
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions from participants here!

2021 Rally Hill Day Message
Our key points all on one page!

2021 Rally Hill Day NIH Leave-behind Flyer
General information on federal funding for the National Institutes of Health and its impact on the U.S. economy. This document will also be provided to the congressional offices you will be meeting with.

2021 Rally Hill Day Participant Talking Points
One page reference on the ask and how to tell your story.

2021 Rally Hill Day Social Media Cheat Sheet
Helpful tips and sample posts you can share during the virtual Hill Day!

“I Rally for” Template
Print this sign and fill in the name of the person who has inspired you to participate in the Rally – your family members, friend, etc., or the cause that you Rally for. Please take a picture of you holding it and use it in social media with the hashtag #RallyMedRes. You can also hold it during your virtual Hill meetings. 

State Fact Sheets:
Rally partner, FASEB, has prepared fact sheets detailing NIH funding that has gone to research institutions in each state and the impact on the state economy. To access the one for your state, click here, select your state, and then click on “NIH State Fact Sheet” at the top of the pop-up box. These documents will also be provided to the congressional offices you will be meeting with.

Contact Information

If you have a question about your schedule, group, the Soapbox mobile tool, or other logistics, please call the Soapbox Help Desk at 202-362-5910. This will be the fastest way for to you receive a response.

For general/other questions about the Rally, please send a message to info@rallyformedicalresearch.org.

You may also find the answer to your question on our FAQ page.

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Virtual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day!