Imagine No Malaria - Conference Leaders Days on the Hill, Dec. 2-5
The U.S. Congress will begin a “lame duck” session beginning November 13, 2012. A key focus of the session will be the federal budget. We are inviting you as a key United Methodist leader to come to Washington, DC from December 2-5 to join us in raising our collective voice on behalf of life-saving funding for the fight against malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS.
There will be pressure to reduce this funding. We cannot let this happen.
Our time together from December 2-5 will be held in conjunction with a celebration of the "One Millionth Net!!" delivered through the ministry of the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria Campaign, an exciting milestone as we move forward in our fight against malaria.
United Methodist Bishops along with conference Lay Leaders, Directors of Connectional Ministries, Conference Communicators and other conference leaders will come together from all corners of the country to join in this effort.
The United States has been the world leader in global health aid, especially through the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and through the President’s Malaria Initiative. Because of our commitment, other countries have stepped up their giving as well. We want to do all we can to ensure this critical funding continues.
Housing will be at the Comfort Inn, Downtown DC/Convention Center ~ 1201 13th Street, NW, Washington DC 20005 / 202-682-5300 with overflow housing at the William Penn House, 212 East Capitol St Washington DC
Participants are asked to arrive on Sunday, Dec 2 and leave on Wednesday, Dec 5. Housing and meals will be covered by the General Board of Church and Society. (private room additional charge)
Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
Rev. Gary Henderson, Director, Imagine No Malaria Campaign
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, Chair, United Methodist Global Health Initiative Executive Committee
Bishop Robert T. Hoshibata, President, General Board of Church and Society
Register today! Deadline is Nov. 15th.
Questions? Contact Rev. Clayton Childers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event LocationThe United Methodist Building
100 Maryland Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
When you arrive on Sunday go directly to the Comfort Inn/ Convention Center at 1201 13th Street NW, Washington DC (202)682-5300 Dinner Sunday is on your own.