2019 Legislative Day Cadets to be announced soon.
Thank you to all applicants. Selected cadets will be informed soon.
16 Nov 2018
MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL ILWG CADETS
SUBJECT: CIVIL AIR PATROL 2019 NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE DAY
- CAP’s 2019 Legislative Day will be taking place on Thursday, 28 Feb 2019 in Washington, DC.
This annual event provides CAP leadership and its members an opportunity to talk one-on-one with their
Congressional representatives about the future of CAP operations, past-year accomplishments, and
organizational funding requirements. This is a joint effort involving CAP members from all 52 Wings.
Selected CAP cadets are important participants in Legislative Day.
- Six cadets will be selected to represent Illinois Wing in Washington DC and speak to the
Congressional representatives or their aides from our state. Our job there will be to let our representatives
know about CAP, who we are, what we do, and the issues facing CAP that we are asking them to
consider. We will also be making them aware that they and their staff are eligible to join CAP’s
- Travel will be on 26 Feb and/or 27 Feb, to be determined. A mandatory briefing will occur the
evening of 27 Feb. On 28 Feb, our team will walk the Hill, going to the offices of Illinois’ Congressional
Representatives and Senators. Friday is a sightseeing day for the cadets and escorts. Saturday is a
travel day back home.
- To be eligible to apply, cadets must be C/SSgt or above. New cadet participants, as well as
cadets who have previously attended Legislative Day are eligible to apply. Cadets must be
knowledgeable in all aspects of cadet programs, be comfortable talking to various people about CAP, and
project a professional demeanor. Cadets should also have gained experience outside of squadron
activities, such as NCSA or encampments.
- To apply, prepare a 300-word letter describing why you would like to participate and what you
expect to gain from the experience. Submit your letter electronically to email@example.com along with
your name, CAP ID, and your phone number. In addition, you must obtain the endorsement of your unit
commander. This may be submitted by your commander via an email to the above email address. The
deadline to apply was 10 Dec 2018. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected as soon as
ROBERT DEMPSEY, Colonel, CAP