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Thousands Of Community Advocates Headed To Capitol Hill Today To Educate Members Of Congress About Substance Abuse Prevention

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To meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from over 40 states during CADCA's 23rd Annual National Leadership Forum

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community leaders from across the country, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, are headed to Capitol Hill Feb. 6th to meet with U.S. Senators and Representatives from more than 40 states to educate them about critical substance abuse issues. These Congressional meetings are taking place during Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's (CADCA) 23rd annual National Leadership Forum, the nation's largest training conference on substance abuse prevention, treatment, recovery and research. Capitol Hill Day kicks off with an opening plenary followed by a congressional reception on the Hill. Several distinguished Members of Congress will provide remarks at each event. The day concludes with Congressional appointments.

OPENING PLENARY:   
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD

Participants: 
Gen. Arthur T. Dean, CADCA Chairman & CEO, U.S. Army, Retired
Sue Thau, CADCA Public Policy Consultant
Congressman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)
Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.)
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)
Andrea McCarren, Reporter, WUSA-TV, CBS station in Washington, D.C.

CAPITOL HILL RECEPTION:
Wednesday, Feb. 6, Noon
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Atrium
Washington, D.C.

Participants:   
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.)
Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
Congressman William Keating (D-Mass.)
A representative (Sara Mabry) from the office of Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America), is the national membership organization representing over 5,000 coalitions and affiliates working to make America's communities safe, healthy and drug-free. CADCA's mission is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally. Learn more at: www.cadca.org.

Contact:
Natalia Martinez Duncan (202) 344-5464, or Victoria Carlborg (760) 583-8780

SOURCE Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)



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