House In-District Week October 16-20
Who is your representative?
Visit www.house.gov to find your representative and contact their local office to make an appointment.
Want to visit your representative?
Learn how to schedule a meeting and make the most impact with our How-To: Office Visit.
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 How-To: Town Hall to help you prepare. Bring your friends and family to make your voice heard!
Here are three ideas for issues to address:
Muslim Ban 3.0: President Trump's latest travel ban, issued last month, has just been temporarily restricted by a federal judge. But it's still important to encourage your elected officials to take a strong stand against similar measures that discriminate by religious or national background. If you have relatives in one of the targeted countries, tell your representative how the proposed ban would affect your life by preventing them from visiting.
Funding for CHIP: Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired at the end of September, and has yet to be reauthorized by Congress. CHIP has had broad bipartisan support for two decades, but if Congress fails to take action soon, 9 million low-income children could lose their health insurance - some as early as the end of this year.
H.Res 257: This bipartisan House resolution condemns hate crimes and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement of violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States. It was introduced by Rep. Comstock (R-VA-10) and has gathered 55 cosponsors. The Senate version of the resolution (S.118), introduced by Sen. Harris (D-CA), passed unanimously. Let your member of Congress know how hate crimes impact you and your community, and encourage them to support and protect Muslims and other religious minorities through such resolutions.
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