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Make the Most of August Recess

Even though the summer is winding down, there is still plenty of time to pay a visit to your member of Congress during the last couple weeks of August recess.

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By meeting with lawmakers and staff outside of Washington, D.C., you will get more face-time and have more opportunities to talk about the issues you care about.

So, how can you participate? Follow these steps.

  • Find your members of Congress’ local office. You can use our handy member look-up tool if you are not sure who represents you in Congress. Then go to their website to find their district office locations.
  • Stop by the office and introduce yourself to the staff. Let them know you’re a proud American Heart Association You’re the Cure advocate and you hope they remember people like you when they make decisions back in Washington. Feel free to use one of these forms to make an even more memorable expression.

Pro-Tip: Many lawmakers will participate in Labor Day events, like picnics and parades. Make sure you attend and try to grab their attention.

  • Once you’ve left, don’t forget to follow-up with the staff. Relationships take time to grow and being in constant communication with an office is a good place to start.

August recess is almost over, but let’s make the most of the time we have left! Introduce yourself today.

 

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