On Wednesday, February 27, and Thursday, February 28, energy assistance advocates gathered on Capitol Hill for LIHEAP Action Day.
That’s right – it’s time again for LIHEAP Action Day! Hundreds of advocates from across the nation are packing their bags (and their walking shoes!) in preparation for the annual visit to the Nation’s Capitol. Under the auspices of the National Energy and Utilities Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) and other partners, LIHEAP Action Day is one of the most important events in the LIHEAP calendar.
Beyond serving as an opportunity for local advocates to build and strengthen relationships with their local House and Senate delegations, Action Day is an opportunity to honor congressional leadership and spend time as a community of advocates. This year’s highlight includes presentation of the annual Extra Mile award to Representative Paul Tanko on Wednesday, February 27, and the actual Action Day itself, Thursday, February 28. LIHEAP.org’s team will be standing by to cover these events and highlight the latest and greatest on social media. If you would like to lend a hand but are not able to join in Washington, you can connect with NEUAC at www.neuac.org, or, if you are just curious, you can download their updated state fact sheets here.
LIHEAP.org was created to serve as a public information resource for policymakers, researchers, advocates, journalists and other community members interested to learning more about the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
We will have two roles – a blog that will feature news items, coverage of major LIHEAP-related events, profiles of leaders in the LIHEAP community and other important information. We will also have a resource center featuring updated links and information about LIHEAP – white papers, fact sheets, local contact information – generally a portal for access to information and leadership.
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