2019 Congressional District Meetings
Tell the lupus story to your members of Congress
Several time throughout the year, including for the entire month of August, Congress recesses 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.
These recesses present 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.
Learn more and get involved!
If you're interested in meeting with one (or all 3!) of your members of Congress during a congressional recess, send us an email at [email protected]. Once you let us know that you’d like to participate, we will follow up with more information and training materials to get you ready to meet with your members of Congress.