The AIAS Student Capitol Hill Day will be a day dedicated to providing students with tangible platforms to advocate and directly impact our members and our profession. We have teamed up with AIA’s Advocacy Team to put together a day of direct engagement for you, our members, to influence public policy in a real way.

AIAS leaders from across the country will come together in D.C. to jumpstart the 2019 Grassroots Conference and truly amplify our collective voice. On the morning of Thursday, July 18th, 11 teams of students will have the opportunity to travel to Capitol Hill and advocate for federal student loan debt relief for architecture students. Stemming off of past AIAS work with the National Design Services Act, our work at Student Capitol Hill Day 2019 has the potential to significantly help current and future architecture students overcome the vast financial burdens that come with architectural education today.

The collective meetings taking place that morning will be with members of Congress and Congressional staff from all 50 states. AIA’s Advocacy Team is working diligently to compile background informational packets for our teams to utilize on-site, and all student team members will be briefed on the key talking points through a coordinated webinar in advance.  This is not an event you want to miss!

Not available to join us for our Student Hill Day? No problem – you can still help and voice your support! Take action while you’re in DC for AIAS Grassroots by sending a tweet to Congressman asking them to support graduates to afford both student loans and retirement. Fill out the form below to be connected with your Congressman now!

You can also text “AIASTUDENT” to 406-49 to stay up to date on the latest and get them signed up for advocacy action alerts.


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