Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR's 2024 Legislative Initiative


May 7 - 9, 2024

Registration is open!

We are pleased to announce more details of our 2024 D.C. Initiative.
We have contracted with YOTEL, on New Jersey Avenue near the Senate side of Capitol Hill. We have reserved a block of rooms for the days of the event, at a rate of $179 + tax for a king size bed, or $209 + tax for a double room with two queen sized beds, for those who want to share. YOTEL has renovated what was formerly the Liaison Hotel, where we stayed for several of our D.C. events in years past.
We recommend participants book for the night of the 6th and 7th, or the 8th if you wish to stay in D.C. for extra meetings, or a little sight-seeing before you go home.
~ We ask that all participants in the 2024 Legislative Initiative are
current members of VOR ~

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email from our support team with a link to the YOTEL's VOR reservation page:

  • Select the number of nights you want to stay
  • Select the type of room you want
  • Check that the numbers and dollar amounts look correct before continuing
  • Fill out the form with your name and contact info and the credit care you plan to use.
We plan to arrive on the afternoon of Monday, May 6th, and have an informal get-together that evening. We will meet with congressional staffers from our state representatives on Tuesday, May 7th and Wednesday, May 8th. We also plan on meeting with staff on some of the congressional committees that are discussing the bills that affect our loved ones with I/DD and autism, and some of the federal agencies like DOJ, DOL, CMS, HHS, and ACL to remind them of our issues and our concerns with many of their activities.
As always, we will provide our participants with contact lists for the congressional staff members for their state's D.C. offices. In the weeks before the initiative, we will hold meetings on Zoom to go over the materials we will be sharing with legislative offices and to help participants prepare for their meetings.
Again, we ask that all participants in the 2024 Legislative Initiative are current members of VOR.
If you would like more information, or if you have any problems making reservations, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.