Rally Participant Information

Rally Hill Day Participant Information

Videos

2020 Rally for Medical Research Participant Training

This video shows the full participant training session for the 2020 Virtual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day, recorded on September 10.

 

2020 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.

 

2020 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

2020 Rally Hill Day Message
Our two thank yous and three asks – all on one page!

2020 Rally 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.

2020 Rally Social Media Cheat Sheet
Helpful tips and sample posts you can share during the virtual Hill Day!

2020 Rally Participant Talking Points
One page reference on the ask and how to tell your story.

“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.

Soapbox Mobile Tool: To access your schedule and other features in the Soapbox mobile tool, please go to https://sboxmobile.com/ and enter the unique participant code that was sent to you via email by Soapbox. If you cannot find this message, please call the Soapbox Help Desk at 202-362-5910.

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.

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 2020 Virtual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day!