Both houses of the U.S. Congress go on recess August 5, 2013. Members of Congress spend this time in their districts connecting with constituents and learning about issues important to voters.
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Take this opportunity to meet with your Member of Congress in their district!
Step 1: Who represents you?
Use PPAI’s advocacy tools to find your Member of Congress.
Step 2: Find your Member of Congress.
Find your legislator’s district address and contact information.
Step 3: Send an email or give them a call.
Use the templates to send an email to your legislator’s scheduler or call their district office.
Step 4: Confirm your meeting a week prior with the scheduler.
Step 5: Review the position statement and prepare for your meeting.
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*If you are conducting a factory visit, use the guide to help with your tour: Tips For A Successful Factory Tour
Step 6: Print copies of the positional statements and the case studies about promotional products to leave at the meeting.
Step 7: Plan to bring a sample of promotional products with you to your meeting
Please note, to abide with federal regulations, do not exceed the $10 gift limit with your items.
Step 8: Attend your meeting.
Be early and plan to wait. Have a staff member take a photo of you with the Member of Congress.
Step 9: Send a thank you note to the Member of Congress, the scheduler and any other staff you met with.
FINAL STEP: Feedback
It is important that PPAI capture what you talked about during your meeting. Use the form to give a few sentences about your meeting and its outcomes.
PPAI’s How-To Guide For Congressional Appointments
PPAI’s Little Black Book of Legislative Success
If at any point you have questions, please contact PPAI’s Government Relations Manager at Sethb@ppai.org.