CWLA is working with national partners to convene the 4th National GrandRally in Washington DC. The GrandRally will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. on the West Grassy Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
National sponsors include CWLA, Generations United, Children’s Defense Fund, AARP, GrandFamilies of America, and National Committee of Grandparents for Children’s Rights.
Grandparents and other relative caregivers, and all supporters are welcome to attend. We ask each person who plans to attend to register online; there is no fee to register!
The GrandRally starts at 1:00 pm with attendees gathering at the U.S. Capitol to celebrate. The celebration will feature grandfamilies, children, national leaders, Members of Congress, and other supporters of children and relative caregivers.
After the formal program, caregivers will spend the remainder of the afternoon meeting with their own Senators and Representatives to share facts about children being raised by relatives in their states and districts and the help they need.
There will be free trainings for attendees planning visits with their members of Congress. The sponsoring organizations will provide free trainings the day before the rally and the morning of the rally to help prepare participants for congressional visits.