Both houses of the U.S. Congress go on recess August 6 of this year. Members of Congress (MOC) spend this time in their districts connecting with constituents and learning about issues important to voters.
Webinar: Advocacy at Home: How To Meet With Your Legislator During The August Recess
Presentation: Advocacy at Home: How To Meet With Your Legislator During The August Recess
Take this opportunity to meet with your members of Congress and be an advocate for the industry!
: Find out who represents you in Congress using PPAI’s Online Advocacy Tools
: Go to your MOCs’ websites, learn more about their schedules and find the contact information for their district offices
: Edit and send this email meeting request
and contact your MOCs’ staffs as soon as possible
: Confirm your meeting a week in advance with the MOC’s staff
: Prepare yourself and your group by reviewing PPAI’s recorded Advocacy at Home webinar
Develop your elevator speech and review these discussion points:
- Promotional Products—A Vibrant, Dynamic Industry
- Promotional Products And Independent Contractors
- Tax Rates And Promotional Products Businesses
: Print copies of the position statements
and this informational piece
to bring to your MOC.
: Plan to bring promotional products to leave with the MOC and his or her staff. Because of certain laws and regulations on gift giving in government, each item should be less than $10 in value.
: Meet with your member of Congress.
The easiest part of advocacy in the August Recess may be the meeting itself. Be early and be ready to wait. Remember to take photos and send them to email@example.com
: Send your MOC a thank you note
after the meeting.
: Send firstname.lastname@example.org
a short report of who you meet with and any photos that were taken.