ADVOCATING FOR NATIONAL POLICY REFORM
Each spring, the Columbia University Democrats take a weekend-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to lobby Members of Congress in support of progressive policies. All active members have the opportunity to apply for these trips, organized by our Lead Organizers. No prior lobbying experience is required, and training sessions are offered to prepare all Lobby Trip participants.
recent lobby trips
Our most recent Lobby Trip took place in 2023, when the Columbia University Democrats traveled to Washington, D.C. from March 23-26th to advocate for legislation promoting civil rights, gender equity, gun control, democracy reform, climate justice, and more. CU Dems members scheduled meetings and engaged with many Members of Congress and their staff. Some members even got to meet Senator Tester's dog!