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Advocacy Resource Civility and Smarts in Lobbying 

Lobbying can be frustrating when things don’t go your way, but civility is all-too-rare for many congressional offices, and your gratitude can have a big impact.

Event Advocacy Teams Leadership Summit 

On Wed., Nov. 1, Teams from across the country will gather to learn from one another, deepen our advocacy skills, and celebrate the momentum we are building together. (By invitation only)

Advocacy Resource How to Schedule an In-District Lobby Visit 

Any constituents can schedule a visit with their members of Congress, but it can be complicated. Here's a detailed guide to scheduling meetings with your Senators and Representative.

Setting up a meeting at your Congressperson’s local offices appointment can be a lengthy and complicated process, but don’t let this obstacle deter you from having a conversation with your representative! Making an in-person lobby visit is one of the most effective ways to communicate your concerns to your member of congress.

Update This Week with North Korea 

Tensions with North Korea escalated dramatically this week. President Trump threatened "fire and fury" against North Korea, while North Korea boasted of plans to splash missiles in the waters around Guam, a U.S. territory home to more than 162,000 people.

Update Improving Election Integrity Through Our Voices 

Elections are often dominated by who can raise the most money to blanket the airwaves. This is at the heart of the worst problem affecting the integrity of our elections: money in politics and access.

Advocacy Resource Take Action From Afar 

Since politicians must answer to their district or state at the end of the day, congressional offices tend to prioritize the opinions of constituents over those who aren’t from their district.

Advocacy Resource Advocating Outside the Box 

As congressional staff attempt to serve the needs of hundreds or thousands of people, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to making impressions.

Event Upcoming Advocacy Workshops 

We're on the road giving you the skills you need to effect real, concrete change with Congress. We hope you can join us for a workshop in your area, as we launch new Advocacy Teams around the country.

Background Protecting Medicaid  

A Look Back on Our Summer of Advocacy

Facing the most dangerous threat to America’s health care system in decades, constituents across the country stepped up in a major way. All of those efforts paid off in the early morning hours of July 28, when key GOP votes sunk toxic health care legislation.

Update Power and Persistence 

Nevertheless, we persisted. We lobbied our members of Congress, we marched and we vigiled, we wrote letters to the editor and we prayed. And we won!

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