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Hearing Day Guide: Tips for a Successful Hearing Day


Arrive early, this hearing is so important, there will be lines. 


Show up inside and then watch outside!


We wanted to make sure that everyone coming to the hearing could see it, and it turns out that Rayburn House Office Building can't contain this level of excitement.

So we've secured the Spirit of Justice Park, just across the street, for a gorgeous outdoor viewing area.

So come early and head into Rayburn with all of DC. 

Avoid slowing down the metal detector process. Make sure your pockets are completely empty when you go through the detector. Belts set it off, consider leaving yours at home. At home, empty your purse, back pack or any bag of everything but just your absolute necessities. Your cell can't be in your pocket, nor your keys, nothing - be prepared when its your turn to go through.

Then come outside starting at 9:15am to rally together and watch!


Wear comfortable shoes! Along with your red & white outfit. Statehood t-shirts and DC flag t-shirts are fine.


Public transportation is always recommended, Capitol South is the closest Metro rail stop, serving the blue, orange and silver line. Also, Metrobus routes 30N, 30S, 32, 36 and 97 have stops within two blocks of the Rayburn Building.


DC Vote will have a "Welcoming and Way Finding" team at Capitol South and along Independence Ave. They will help direct you to available entrances - we can enter any of the 3 House Office Buildings and take the tunnel to Rayburn; there will be Way Finders inside to direct you to and through the tunnel. If you can you be part of Welcoming team, email bhelmick@dcvote.org for details.


Sign up to receive any late updates: text Hearing to 52886.


Still have questions? Email bhelmick@dcvote.org 


Bring your 51st State passion, positive DC attitude, plan to be flexible, and to make history.  


See you on the 19th. Here's a map to help you find us!