Advocacy Action Center
During the month of August, members of Congress will be in their home districts and states meeting with constituents like YOU to find out what people in their districts really care about. Make sure that they hear the message loud and clear that we need them to save the medical research that saves lives and preserve federal funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute.
Here are three actions you can take to make sure that your lawmaker gets the message:
For all of these activities, we ask that you coordinate with your local affiliate or advocacy leader (if you have one near you). They will be scheduling district meetings, locating and planning a presence at Town Halls, and coordinating Thank You notes/gifts for Members.
- Meet with your U.S. Senators and/or Representative in their state or district offices. Join an existing meeting that your local Advocacy Leader has set up (check here), or if none has been scheduled, arrange your own meeting (as quickly as possible since Members’ schedules tend to get booked). Click on the button below for step-by-step instructions on how to schedule, prepare for and follow up on a district meeting.
- Attend a Town Hall meeting or other public forum where your lawmakers will be addressing their constituents and taking questions. Click on the button below for instructions on attending a Town Hall meeting, including how to locate an event in your neighborhood and sample questions to ask at the forum.
- If any of your elected officials have delivered a floor speech mentioning pancreatic cancer or the need to protect medical research (i.e. NIH/NCI) funding, drop off a Thank You note at their local congressional office. Consider including a “purple spirit” gift valued under $10, such as a wristband or pin, purple balloons, candy or flowers. Click on the button below to see if any of your members of Congress have delivered a speech yet.
No affiliate nearby or have other questions about the At-Home Challenge? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-742-6699.