Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill

The single-largest annual advocacy event and centerpiece of optometry’s federal advocacy efforts, Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill, returns to its digital format, May 23-25, with new priorities that could address the immediate needs of optometry practices nationwide. Despite a virtual pivot in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual AOA on Capitol Hill engaged more doctors, optometry students and paraoptometric staff than ever before—a key reason why the AOA is recognized as one of the most effective, respected advocacy groups in the nation’s capital. Help keep this momentum going into 2021 as we once again make optometry's voice heard on Capitol Hill.

May 23 - 25, 2021
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Keynote Political Speakers

Jake ShermanJake Sherman

Founder of Punchbowl News, Best-Selling Author, and Former Co-Author of POLITICO Playbook

  • Top congressional reporter on Capitol Hill who has chronicled all of the major legislative battles of the Obama and Trump Presidencies
  • Founder of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington
  • Former co-author of POLITICO Playbook, leading the platform to double in revenue and triple its readership
  • Takes audiences inside the rooms where decisions are made—focusing on Congress, congressional leadership, and the politics of legislating

Jake Sherman is a New York Times best-selling author who has been covering national politics for more than a decade – focused on Congress, the congressional leadership, and the politics of legislating. He is the co-founder of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Sherman was the co-author, along with Anna Palmer, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. Heis the top congressional reporter on Capitol Hill and has built a career on landing hard-to-get scoops, taking readers inside the rooms where decisions are made.

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Anna PalmerAnna Palmer

Founder & CEO of Punchbowl News, Best-Selling Author, and Former Co-Author of POLITICO Playbook

  • Covers the latest breaking news in Washington from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between
  • Founder & CEO of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington
  • Former co-author of POLITICO Playbook, leading the platform to double in revenue and triple its readership
  • Expert on K Street, congressional leadership, lobbying, and the politics of governing

Anna Palmer is a New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about congressional leadership, the lobbying industry, presidential campaigns, and the politics of governing for more than 15 years. She is the co-founder and CEO of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, Palmer was the co-author, along with Jake Sherman, of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook franchise, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the platform more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. Anna covers the world of Congress and politics, and has successfully chronicled the business of Washington insiders for years. Her stories take readers behind the scenes of the latest breaking news in Washington from lobbyists to the White House and everything in between.

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