Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Your Voice Was Heard

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Your Voice Was Heard

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#NRPALegForum attendees made their case for park and recreation advocacy through Capitol Hill visits and social media

NRPA members from across the country met in Washington, D.C., this March to advocate on behalf of parks and recreation. There, they shared community stories, asked for legislative support, and invited policymakers and their staffs to experience how parks impact social, economic and health outcomes at the local level. The voices of those who participated were heard loud and clear. In fact, on Twitter alone, the hashtag #NRPALegForum was used more than 220 times and reached approximately 50,000 users! Whether you joined us this year or have never attended an NRPA Legislative Forum, here's a recap of this year's experience.

MARCH 25

NRPA news

@NRPA_news

#NRPALegForum starts today! Looking for- ward to meeting all the park and recreation advocates!

Danielle Taylor

@D_R_Taylor

@NRPA_news: Lots of park and recreation pros preparing to advocate tomorrow on Capitol Hill! #NRPALegForum

Heather Sage

@heathersage

@USRepMikeDoyle we will be visiting you tomorrow as part of #NRPALegForum for @pitts burghparks.

Jason Mangum

@azmangums

Kevin O'Hara of @NRPA_news preaching to the choir at #NRPALegForum opening session. Can I get an Amen!

Melissa B

@melis1124

#NRPALegForum. Getting pumped to hit Capitol Hill

MARCH 26

Candi Rawlins

@trpacandi

#NRPALegForum. TN delegation in DC Head- ing to the Hill soon to meet with our TN representatives.

Jason Mangum

@azmangums

@RepKerryB Thank you for meeting with us today and discussing why #parksmatter in Michigan #NRPALegForum

Danielle Taylor

@D_R_Taylor

@nrpa_news: Hall advocacy with a Sen. @kayhagan staffer. #NRPALegForum

Neelay Bhatt

@neelaybhatt

#NRPALegForum On Capitol Hill to advocate for more parks, recreation and outdoor opportunities for ages 1-100 #impact

Danielle Taylor

@D_R_Taylor

@NRPA_news: NASPD Exec Dir Lewis Ledford @roan72 advocates for #LWCF state support with Sen @kayhagan. …

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