The House of Representatives adjourned Friday, March 13th for their recess and from now until Sunday, March 22th, your members of Congress will be back in your home state. The Senate canceled its planned recess and will remain in session this week as Congress attempts to pass legislation to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak. It is a great opportunity to call or email your members of Congress directly to tell them about the issues that are most important to you!
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. Click here to find contact information on your Senate members.
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 a few ideas for issues to address:
NO BAN Act: The House postponed the vote on the NO BAN Act, which was scheduled on March 12, due to the urgent coronavirus stimulus package. The bill will repeal the Muslim Ban and reunite families that have been separated by the ban. Urge your members of Congress to schedule a vote as soon as possible and support the bill.
Coronavirus Package: The House voted to pass H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which aims to directly provide support for America’s families. The bill includes free coronavirus testing, enhanced unemployment insurance, increased federal funds for Medicaid, and strengthened food security initiatives. Urge your Senator to vote and pass this bill and aid families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Democracy for All Amendment: Urge your House representative to support H.J.Res 2, which will overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens United v. FEC and get big money out of politics. The legislation proposes a constitutional amendment authorizing Congress and the states to set limits on money spent by candidates to influence elections.
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