Updated: Jun 16, 2020
8 am - 4 pm. Parents attend pre-scheduled and drop in Constituent Calls with members of Congress and staff to advocate for their children's return and for IPCA policy reform. Meet up location information is included conference registration packets.
During Constituent Calls, parents attend pre-arranged meetings with congressional staff, senators and house members to discuss their cases and seek congressional support to overcome challenges with federal agency response, country non-cooperation and other barriers to their children's return. Registered participants will receive an email with suggestions for scheduling meetings with your delegation, and one of the team can accompany you to meetings.
“It was challenging me for to say what I needed to get the support of my congressional delegation. iStand helped me know what to say, what NOT to say and how to effectively get them to help me bring my daughter home. She's still not back, but now I have the tools to continue to work with my congressman and senators until she is home." ~iStand Parent