It’s only been weeks since the Affordable Care Act repeal bill failed in Congress and you made it happen, with your calls, your visits, your emails, your letters, your faxes. You made a difference. When you spoke out to save health care, your voice mattered.
You can definitely keep that momentum going by visiting your Senators and Representatives while Congress is on recess for the rest of August through September 5 when they all come back to D.C!
Tell them what issues matter to you.
Here’s how to keep the dialogue with you Member of Congress going during the August recess:
- Attend a public event. Your Members of Congress might be holding town hall meetings or other public events. These are excellent opportunities to ask questions face to face.
To find out if there’s a town hall or other public event coming up near you, visit Town Hall Project and type in your zip code.
- Set up a meeting. Face-to-face meetings are a great way to introduce yourself to your Member of Congress. Visit our Advocacy Center and click on ‘Find Your Elected Official’ to find where their district offices are located.
- Suggested script for your meeting: “My name is [Your Name]and I am a constituent of [Representative/Senator] [Name]. I would like to meet with the [Representative/Senator] or their staff during Congressional recess, to talk about [name one or two issues that matter to you]. What day and time works for you?
For the last seven months, the disability community showed up to defend our rights, over and over again–and we won. When it seemed like we couldn’t get through to Congress, you made them listen. What do you want them to do next?
Nothing about us, without us!