Who are your members of Congress?
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Want to visit them in person?
Learn how to schedule a meeting and make the most impact with our Office Visit How-to Guide. Try to schedule your meeting as early in advance as possible.
Want to attend a town hall instead?
Town Hall Project has a simple search engine to find the nearest town hall meeting to you. Just enter in your zip code. Use our Town Hall How-to Guide to help you prepare. Bring your friends and family to make your voice heard!
Not sure what to talk about?
We've got you covered. Our policy briefs and action alerts on Islamophobia, bullying, and civil rights are great to look over and bring along to a meeting. You can also stay up to date on legislation going through Congress with our Hill Happenings newsletter.
Here are five ideas for issues to address:
National Emergency: The President has chosen to overstep his powers by using the unfounded guise of a national emergency to take on the task of appropriating funds. The Constitution is clear under Article 1 where it states that the power of funding belongs to Congress not the President. Tell your members of Congress that you are concerned about this overreach of executive power.
Muslim Ban: Part of the new appropriations package includes a requirement to report to Congress about the Muslim Ban and visa waivers. This new measure will ensure that Congress studies this issue, because we still do not know its full impact. But, it does not repeal it. Ask your representative to support Rep. Judy Chu's H.R. 810, and ask your senators to support Sen. Chris Murphy's S.246. These bills will put a stop to the Muslim Ban.
For the People Act of 2019: Members of Congress have had committee hearings on the For the People Act, also known as H.R. 1, over the past few weeks. One of its most important measures is to make voting a federal holiday. It also works on getting money out of politics to make members of Congress more accountable to the people! Talk to your Member of Congress about the importance of access to voting, and why legislation like this is so important.
Addressing Gun Violence: The House Judiciary Committee passed a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales and most gun transfers within the United States; the most significant gun-control legislation to advance this far in Congress in years. Ask your representative to support the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.
Census Immigration Question: Ask your senators to support the Every Person Counts Act in the Senate and your representative to support the Census IDEA Actin the House. These two pieces of legislation will remove the citizenship question that many believe will make both documented and undocumented residents in the United States too afraid to respond to the survey and therefore undercount those communities.
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The Poligon Team