(Washington, D.C) — Meeting with members of Congress and their staff face-to-face sends a very powerful message and ensures that your voice is heard. Advocacy visits can be done individually or in a group.
Please download the attached PDF for more information and helpful guides regarding scheduling a visit and making phone calls.
What is Congressional Advocacy?
Put simply, Congressional advocacy means having conversations with your elected officials and their staffs. This packet outlines many of the means available to communicate with your members of Congress and their staffs—from in-person meetings to snail mail, email, and phone calls.
While the concept is simple, the effects are HUGE. Your members of Congress rely on your votes to get them re-elected, and consequently, your opinions and desires matter to them. However, your elected officials aren’t mind readers, so it’s important that we hold them accountable for both their actions and inactions on humanitarian issues.
When advocating it’s important to remember:
Be specific. Be brief. Be honest. Be persistent.