Thirty-three days. Thirty-three is the number of voting days remaining in the 114th Congress – the time left for members of Congress to pass the Reach Act, fund programs to fight child labor, and pass a budget that protects the most vulnerable. The good news is, you can influence what happens in these last 33 days by meeting with your members of Congress in-district, possibly face-to-face.
Members of Congress are now home in their congressional districts and, therefore, easy to visit! Don’t miss this opportunity to let them know that as their constituent you care about global poverty. Take this opportunity to educate them and invite them to join you in taking action on behalf of children and families around the world.
Sign up for an in-district meeting with your members of Congress today. Many advocates around the country have already said “yes” to this important form of advocacy – meeting with their members of Congress. We want to make sure your member of Congress also gets a chance to learn what critical issues are on the table this session, what will happen if bills aren’t voted on, and how their voice in Congress can support the type of work World Vision does. If you’ve never met with your representative or their staff in person, don’t worry! We’ll provide you with all the tools you need and will support you every step of the way.
Still not sure? Find out what other advocates have to say about meeting with their members of Congress. If you want to learn more about in-district meetings or to see a sample meeting guide, visit our Advocacy Tools page. You will find helpful guides, talking points, sample meeting agendas, and other tips and tricks.
This summer, don’t miss your biggest opportunity to impact the lives of those who live in poverty and are impacted by injustice! Join with World Vision advocates around the country who are working to build a better world for children, together.
Photo: Advocates meet with one of their members of Congress, Sen. Maria Cantwell, on Capitol Hill. ©2011 World Vision/ photo by Abby Metty