Learn the basics of meeting with members of Congress and their staff including scheduling a meeting, preparing for it, running it, and following up afterward. Also, learn the basics of RESULTS EPIC Laser Talk so you can speak powerfully when meeting with lawmakers. Listen to the recording and view the slides from this training.
According to the Cook Political Report, there are nearly 100 competitive races and/or open seats in the House for the 2020 elections. A competitive race is an opportunity to influence and to develop relationships with candidates. Why? Because they are very interested in connecting with voting constituents!
Use these two laser talks to make the case for emergency rental assistance for millions of families struggling to keep a roof over their heads and to boost SNAP benefits for hungry Americans until the current crisis ends. (Printable versions: Word/PDF)
Millions of Americans are facing eviction and homelessness in the middle of a pandemic. As Congress works to pass another COVID-19 response package, it is imperative that it includes emergency rental assistance and a national moratorium on evictions. Contact your Senate and House offices now and tell them to make sure the next COVID-19 bill protects renters. Generate local media to amplify your message. (Word version)
Congress is working to pass another COVID-19 response package in the next few weeks. Emergency rental assistance and a national moratorium on evictions must be in this bill. Talk directly to your senators and representatives, and their staff, telling them to protect renters in the next COVID-19 bill. Use media to amplify that message. (Word version)
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced tens of millions of Americans out of work, making it more and more difficult to pay the rent and buy food. We must act now to prevent a terrible situation from getting worse. Use letters to the editor to demand Congress include emergency assistance for renters and increased nutrition assistance for families in the COVID-19 response. (Word version)
Use this “leave behind” in your lobby meetings this spring to urge your members Congress to stand up for low-income Americans by including emergency rental assistance and nutrition assistance in the next round of COVID-19 legislation.
As the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak mount, Americans living near or below the poverty line are experiencing hardships no one should have to bear. With members on Congress on recess this month, use virtual lobby meetings and letters to the editor to remind them to prioritize housing and hunger in the next COVID-19 response bill. (Word version)