Member Congress


The NYIC Member Congress is an annual 2-day advocacy event in January that convenes the NYIC’s Member and partner organizations from across New York State.

Participating organizations converge in Albany, New York, to build statewide collaborative advocacy strategies, lobby representatives around state priority campaigns, and engage in professional development and networking activities in support of immigrant and refugee communities.

Program

DAY ONE: STRATEGY
Participants learn about legislative advocacy, explore issues impacting immigrant and refugee communities, and collaborate on building coalition-based statewide advocacy strategies.

DAY TWO: LOBBYING
Participants engage in lobbying visits with their representatives in support of immigrant and refugee communities.