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Drop by local congressional offices and make your voice heard!

Visiting the local offices of your members of Congress is one of the most effective ways to advocate for the policy issues you care about. Drop-by visits are usually short, but their impact can be immense.

Follow these steps to prepare for your drop-by visits:

1. Find Your Local Offices

2. Lobby on Your Issue

3. Download the Drop-By Checklist

4. Report Back to FCNL

Have questions? Email our Organizing Strategy Associate, Justin, at jhurdle@fcnl.org

Why Visiting Local Offices Matters

Download the Drop-by Visit Checklist & Sample Script

  1. Drop-by Visit Checklist & Sample Script (pdf, 258 KB)

At FCNL, we hear from members of Congress and their staff that in-person visits to local offices – even a 10-minute visit – can have a lasting impact. You can drop by anytime of the year to make your voice heard, but there are times when your legislators will be working back in your community. Check out these upcoming dates to see if you can visit local offices and perhaps meet with your representative or senators:

  • Nov. 1 - Nov. 8 (House only)
  • Nov. 25 - Nov. 27 (House and Senate)
  • Dec. 16 - Dec. 31 (House and Senate)

What You Need for Your Drop-by Visit

Learn about FCNL’s current legislative asks for in-person visits by clicking below on the issues you care about most and printing the ask sheet to bring on your visits. We’ve found that focusing on one issue per visit is the most effective way to get your message across. If you want to lobby on multiple issues, we recommend that you plan to visit your local offices several times. But you should do what works best for you. To view more legislative asks, visit this link.

Report on your drop-by visit 

Let us know how your drop-by visit went!

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Not sure how to get started?

FCNL is committed to working with advocates from all backgrounds, whether you’re already active or just getting started. We are here to empower you to advocate on the issues you care about most. Email our Organizing Strategy Associate, Justin, at jhurdle@fcnl.org to see how FCNL can help support your advocacy today.