Congress is returning to work today after having several weeks off. Must be nice…but I digress.
Hopefully you got a break too, from thinking about politics for a while. I did some regional office visits, but slowed down on calls.
Let’s welcome them back and let them know that we are NOT LETTING UP. We WILL advocate for our kids and our families, no matter how long it takes. It’s exhausting, I get it. I make it a point during busy sessions, to call, email or visit someone (a legislator) once a day. I rotate my people so that I’m not constantly calling the same offices. It is exhausting to have so many issues and terrible legislation being thrown at us non-stop. But we don’t give up.
Here is how to contact your members of Congress. Remember that each of us has two Senators and one Congressman/woman.
And here are some writing prompts, to get you started on what you want to include in your emails:
- DACA, if that is a concern of yours
- Betsy DeVos, school vouchers, lessening of students’ civil rights in the schools
- adequate school funding
- not taking away Medicaid
- health care reform, including pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps
- opiod crisis and funding to assist
- not shutting down our government for any reason
- not building a wall
- environmental concerns, including saving National Parks and not leaving Paris Agreement
That should be enough to get you started to write a brief note. Let’s let them know that we are still here, we’re still concerned and we’re still more than prepared to vote them out of office.
If you need other ideas or specifics, you can browse old Tuesday posts where I’ve gone into the issues in much more detail.
Have a great week!