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Head Start Parent Rally and Hill Day

On September 27th during NHSA's Fall Leadership Institute, at least 1,000 parents from across the country, representing every state and hundreds of programs will make their voices heard by participating in a Head Start spirit rally on Capitol HIll, which will feature members of congress and other special guests!

The National Head Start Association is asking Maryland to represent with
200 participants. 
MHSA is asking each program to send AT LEAST 10 parents. The MORE you send, the better.  We are the closest state to the rally, let's make sure we are well represented, and our voices are heard!
Rally Itinerary
Rally Location Capitol Hill and US Congress
MHSA Meet Up 9:00 AM at designated meeting location
Rally Time 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hill Visits 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM (for those who scheduled visits)
Please register using the link below and give MHSA an estimate of the number of participants your program will bring. 
For parents who attend the Parents as Leaders Training, a shuttle will transport them to the rally. Other transportation details will be discussed during one of several webinar/conference calls. See the webinar schedule below. 
At the rally, MHSA will have a location for parents to convene, prepare for the rally, and discuss hill visits. 

If you're bringing a bus to Washington for the day, make sure to reserve a space for your bus at Union Station by e-mailing businfo@uspgllc.com. The cost is $60 for 24 hour parking with in and out privileges. Make sure to include the date and time of your arrival at Union Station and how many buses you will have. If you have questions, please call Union Station Parking at (202) 898-1950.


Webinar/Conference Call Schedule to Discuss Rally Details

  9/7 - 11:00 AM
9/13 - 11:00 AM
9/20 - 11:00 AM 

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (312) 878-3078 

Access Code: 784-127-061