Since the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (ELSA) was re-introduced, it has received incredible bi-partisan support in the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. ELSA is currently one of the most popular bills in the U.S. House of Representatives!

Each year, our advocates fight for ELSA to get passed in this session of the U.S. Congress at our Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. This federal legislation would require private insurance to cover medically necessary services resulting from congenital anomalies.


The NFED Virtual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is coming on Wednesday, March 30, 2022*. This year’s event is more important than ever—the clock is ticking down on this Congress. If we don’t get ELSA passed in 2022, all of our hard work over the past few years will be lost. We need your help, NOW!

Last year’s NFED Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill was our first virtual event and was a great success! More than 400 advocates met with their legislators in 243 meetings to discuss ELSA on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. It was an extraordinary day as they raised their voices and bravely told their stories.

We don’t have any time to lose. Please register below to join this year’s event! You will receive an email in March with the link to the mandatory advocate training to be held on Monday, March 21 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. (CST) via Zoom.

*Participants should plan for a full day of meetings with other advocates and legislators on March 30. Although we are virtual, there are still many people to meet and share your stories with.