2023 National Advocacy Days

Join RCUSA May 1 – 3rd and advocate for the protection of forcibly displaced people seeking safety in the US.



Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), its members, and our partners are returning for our first in person Advocacy Days since 2019. Taking place in Washington, DC May 2-3, the RCUSA Advocacy Days will occur at a pivotal moment for the US Refugee Admissions Program. We need your help in championing pro-refugee legislation and other policy in support of refugees, asylees, stateless people, and all other forcibly displaced people who seek safety in the US.

In addition to meetings with members of Congress, participants will have the opportunity to attend a number of special sessions to build relationships with other advocates and organizers, and learn new skills to help expand their advocacy.

Who can participate?

We are looking for US-residents from across the country who want to use their voice to advocate with and for refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, stateless people, and all other forcibly displaced persons.

You can be a seasoned advocate, or hoping to get involved for the first time! RCUSA will be providing a series of trainings, discussions, and materials so each participant feels confident. RCUSA will handle setting up meetings, participants just need to bring their passion and personal stories.

For refugee participants

A special training and networking day is provided for refugee and asylee leaders on May 1st in partnership with Refugee Congress and We Are All America. A limited number of scholarships to help cover travel and lodging for participants who have experienced forced displacement will be provided by RCUSA, and allocated based on need. 


Important Notes

There is no fee to participate in the event, and food will be provided during meeting times; however, participants traveling from outside the area will be expected to cover their cost of travel and hotel accommodation. RCUSA has reserved blocks of hotel rooms at a discounted rate for participants to utilize and organizers will provide links to book after registration.