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2020 Congressional District Meetings

Congress needs to hear the voices of lupus advocates!

2020 has been a year unlike any other, and it has been particularly challenging for people with lupus and their families. Because of that, it's more important than ever that members of Congress hear from lupus advocates like you.

Several times throughout the year, including for most of the 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!

Interested in meeting (virtually) with your members of Congress?

Send us an email and let us know! It won't commit you to anything - it just lets us know that you'd like to learn more about the campaign so that we can send you more information about getting involved.

Not sure if this campaign is for you? Let us show you how easy and empowering it is to meet with your members of Congress! We'll work with you personally to get your meeting (or meetings!) scheduled, prepare to tell your lupus story in an impactful way, learn the issues, and help you practice for your meetings.

Let us know you'd like more information!

NOTE: due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of everyone's health and safety, we are recommending that all congressional meetings at this time be held virtually. 

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 by sending us an email, 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 even bigger impact

As always, our Advocacy team will be available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this campaign or how you can get involved, let us know!

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2020 Congressional Recesses
U.S. Senate

February 17 - February 21

April 6 - April 17

May 25 - May 29

July 3 - July 17

August 10 - September 7

October 12 - November 6

November 23 - November 27

December 21 - December 31

Note that all Senate recesses are tentative and subject to change.

U.S. House of Representatives

January 1 - January 6

January 17 - January 26

February 14 - February 24

April 4 - April 19

April 23 - April 26

May 1 - May 11

May 22 - May 31

June 27 - July 6

July 11 - July 20

August 1 - September 7

October 3 - November 15

November 21 - November 30

December 11 - December 31

Note that all House recesses are tentative and subject to change.