Advocacy with Members of Congress
In the Spotlight
Advocacy "Quick Start" Guide
NACCHO's Online Advocacy Guide offers more guidance on the legislative process, key committees in Congress and the difference between advocacy and lobbying.
Find contact information at home and in Washington, DC for your Members of Congress and which committees they sit on.
Below you will find instructions and tips for various methods of communicating with your Members of Congress. Thank you for taking action to support local health departments and public health.
Please contact Eli Briggs, NACCHO Director of Government Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-507-4194 with any questions.
No matter if you have arranged a meeting with your representative or senators, are attending a town hall meeting or other public event; NACCHO has sample materials and budgetary background information to help you prepare to advocate.
Additionally, NACCHO has sample materials on specific health topics and the effect of budget cuts.
Specific instructions and tips on interacting with your Members of Congress can be found below.