August Recess Advocacy

2014 August Recess Advocacy Webinar
This archived webinar will give you the tools and resources necessary to schedule and conduct a successful August recess meeting with your member of Congress.

Get the story of your meeting published by PPAI! Click here to tell us about it.


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 contact information.
Find your legislator’s district address and contact information through the link above.

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.

Promotional Products: A Cost-Effective Communication Tool

Advertising Expenditure

Independent Contractors and the Promotional Products Industry

Learn your state's industry numbers using the Little Black Book of Legislative Success.

*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:
It is important that PPAI capture what you talked about during your meeting. Send an email update to Seth Barnett at SethB@ppai.org.

Additional Resources:
PPAI’s How-To Guide For Congressional Appointments



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