Congress adjourned Friday, December 20th for their Winter recess and from now until Sunday, January 5th, your members of Congress will be back in your home state. It's a great opportunity to directly tell them about the issues that are most important to you! Schedule your visits today!
Who are your members of Congress?
Click here to find out who represents you, how to contact them, and where their in-district offices are located.
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 four ideas for issues to address:
Muslim Ban: Ask your members of Congress to support the No Ban Act. Your representative can support Rep. Judy Chu's (D-CA-27) H.R.2214 in the House and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE)'s S.1123 in the Senate. The bill is aimed to repeal the Muslim Ban and prevent faith-based discrimination in immigration.
Voting Rights Advancement Act: The House of Representatives approved H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019. In Shelby County v. Holder, the court eliminated the preclearance to grant approval before making voting changes in states with a history of voting discrimination. This tool is important to prevent discrimination against minority groups who face difficulty exercising their right to vote. Tell your Senator to support restoring voting rights.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: U.S. Department of Agriculture is finalizing a rule that toughens work requirements for recipients who use the SNAP. SNAP provides effective food assistance to 42 million Americans and more than 10 times what all U.S. food banks combined can provide. These changes to SNAP could cut 700,000 recipients. This rule goes into effect in April 2020. Speak up against the rule.
New Forward Way Act: Rep. Jesús García (D-IL-4), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA-7), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-7), and Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) introduced the New Way Forward Act, a bill that would limit local law enforcement authority to act as deportation agents and end mandatory immigration detention and deportation. Ask your representative to support the bill.
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