Youth Advocate Action Plan

Deadline: Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PT.

For questions about this year's Y-USA Federal Legislative Priorities, please refer to the priorities document and issue briefs in the Youth Advocate Google Drive Resource Folder.

If you have any other questions while completing and submitting your Youth Advocate Action Plan, please email Derek at derek@ymcayag.org




Hill Meeting Script

In this section, in whatever format works best for you (full script, bullet points, etc.), type your Y-Story. This should be brief (~1 min), so we’ll be practicing to perfect this portion.

As you finish the Y-story portion, you’ll want to have a section of your pitch that connects your story to the priority you’ll be discussing. This can be a personal connection or experience to your priority, something in your Y experience that inspired you to choose the priority, or an anecdote that connects your story and the priority.


Finally, transition into talking about your priority, and finish by making an “ask” – support funding, support or co-sponsor the specific bill that deals with your priority, etc. Keep this section short as well, as most of your meetings will have plenty of other voices to be heard.

In many cases, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Hill Staffers (or even the Member of Congress) questions during your meeting. These can be questions about their background (are they involved with the Y or do they have a Y story? How did they get involved in public service, etc.) or questions about your state, your priorities, or their role in the office. It’s good to have some ready just in case the opportunity arises. 

In addition to the primary points and summary of your priority you put on the first page, add any additional research and sources you’d like to have with you in the section above.
Hill Meetings
In this sections below, please record all of the information you’ll need for your respective Hill Meetings. In some cases, you’ll have specific notes for certain meetings, so be sure to record those as well.

How may Hill Meeting are you expecting to attend? (Count the total on your template sheet).

If you don't have your meeting information yet, please let us know why (ex: no response from YMCA staff, or offices haven't responded to requests), or if you need help connecting with your alliance.
Hill Meeting 1



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell


Put TBD if unsure

Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 2



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell


Put TBD if unsure

Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 3



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell


Put TBD if unsure

Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 4



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell


Put TBD if unsure

Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 5



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell


Put TBD if unsure

Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 6



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell


Put TBD if unsure

Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 7



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 8



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell



Office Bldg. and # can be found online.


If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 9



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 10



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 11



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 12



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 13



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 14



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 15



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 16



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 17



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 18



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 19



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.
Hill Meeting 20



Ex: Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell





If your meeting is with a staff member (or several) and you have their name(s), list staff name(s) here.

Type any notes you’ll need for this meeting. Examples of notes include: work the Rep/Sen. has done work for your Y, or related to your Y-USA Priority or a State Priority; Rep/Sen. is an alum of Youth and Government (or a staffer is an alum); etc.