2019 Congressional District Meetings
Your members of Congress are heading home. Will they hear from you?
Each year, Congress is out of session for the month of August in order to give Senators and Representatives a chance to return home and hear from their constituents about the issues that matter most to them. Time away from the packed schedules of Washington allows members to connect with those they represent and learn how they can better serve their needs.
According to a report from the Congressional Management Foundation, 95% of Representatives surveyed rated "staying in touch with constituents" as the job aspect most critical to their effectiveness.
The August recess presents a tremendous opportunity for lupus advocates to meet with their members of Congress to tell the lupus story - this is how lupus has affected me, and this is what you and your colleagues in Congress can do to join the fight against this devastating disease. Meeting with your members of Congress is easy, it's empowering, and it will make an enormous impact!
Training & Resources
Don't worry if you have never met with a member of Congress before - we'll support you every step of the way. Once you let us know that you are interested in participating, we will be in touch with much more information and instructions for:
- Identifying your members of Congress
- Scheduling meetings with congressional offices
- Sharing your lupus story in a powerful way
- The policy issues to cover in your meeting
- Using social media to make an ever bigger impact
As always, our Advocacy team will be available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have.
Sign Up to Learn More
If you're interested in meeting with one (or all 3!) of your members of Congress this August to tell the lupus story, fill out the form below. Completing the form does not commit you to anything - it just lets us know that you’d like to receive more information about this campaign. Once you have completed the form, you will receive more information the following business day. If you have any questions, please send us an email at [email protected].