The Day Inside the District (DITD) program is a local initiative that provides an opportunity to generate interest and support of issues important to the HR professional on a federal and state level.
Most Members of Congress and state legislators spend the majority of their time while in office in their home districts. This time away from performing their legislative duties provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals to interact with their legislators when they are removed from the myriad of demands on their time when the legislator is in Washington or their state capital - committee hearings, floor votes, other constituent meetings, etc.
While legislators are back home in their districts during a legislative recess, their personal schedules tend to be more relaxed and, in turn, afford legislators the opportunity to spend more time with their constituents in face-to-face meetings.
SHRM's DITD program affords members the opportunity to organize a variety of in-district meetings with legislators - whether it be at a Town Hall Meeting with the legislator in a nearby venue in their home district, a face-to-face meeting in their district office, or a Capital Day when a state legislator is performing their duties while the state legislature is in session.
Our Senior Associate, Member Advocacy stands ready to assist individual SHRM members, chapters or state councils in organizing a DITD event.