Grassroots Advocacy Tool Kit - Courtesy of BMS


Everything you have learned at the state level can be applied and translated at the federal level. To learn more about your member of Congress: Track social media (e.g. Twitter) and press releases Review committees they serve on & caucuses they have joined To learn about Congressional House and Senate sessions: House schedule (annual) House schedule (weekly) House schedule (daily) Senate schedule (annual) 2017_schedule.htm Senate schedule (weekly and daily) To learn about important Congressional committees related to healthcare: House Appropriations

Senate Finance House Ways and Means House Budget Senate Budget To connect with your member of Congress on the phone: phone numbers for each member of Congress: o Find Senators information: o Find House of Representatives information: To write to your member of Congress: • The Honorable (insert name), followed by the U.S. House of Representatives, or the U.S. Senate • Dear Representative (insert last name), or Dear Senator (insert last name) To learn about Congressional Caucuses: You will also want to know if there is a Congressional Caucus that might help you advance your particular issue. For example, there is a Childhood Cancer Caucus, Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, a Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a Congressional Caucus for Parkinson’s Disease, and a Crohn’s and Colitis Caucus.When you do your research online about your elected official, it will list if they are a member of a Congressional Caucus. • Call the Capitol! The switchboard will connect you to any of your members’ offices, at 202-224-3121. • Visit the website below, for a listing of Senate Appropriations House Energy and Commerce Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions


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