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Advocacy Resource June is Gun Violence Awareness Month 

The month of June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, with a day of action taking place across the country on June 2nd. In preparation for this, we’re compiling some of our own resources as well as materials and information from coalition members and outside organizations that are getting involved.

Advocacy Resource 2018 Elections: Town Halls and Candidate Forums 

Changing the Conversation

You can help shape what the elections in your Congressional district look like: ask questions at candidate forums, or even host a forum yourself!

Advocacy Resource Why Won't My Member of Congress Meet With Me? 

A Former Staffer’s Perspective on Why Talking to Staff Makes for Effective Advocacy

When you first ask for a meeting with your member of Congress (moC), the response a staffer is most likely to give you is “No”. A former congressional staffer explains why this is, and how to make the most of it.

Advocacy Resource S 2047 Cosponsors 

Has your Senator signed onto S 2047 as a cosponsor? This legislation would ensure that President Trump cannot launch an unconstitutional attack on North Korea.

Advocacy Resource HR 4140 Cosponsorships 

Has your Representative signed onto H.R. 4140 as a cosponsor? This legislation would ensure that President Trump cannot launch an unconstitutional attack on North Korea.

Advocacy Resource Lobbying Members of Congress in Person 

Even with their busy schedules, members of Congress will still set aside time to meet with their constituents, giving you the perfect opportunity to advocate your cause to your representative or senator.

Advocacy Resource Calling Congressional Offices 

With sometimes long waiting times for short conversations, trying to call your representative’s office can feel daunting. But there are more ways to make your voice heard.

Advocacy Resource Call All Your Members of Congress 

Even when your members of Congress seem immovable -- they've made public statements and voted clearly in one direction or the other -- your advocacy can still help move them toward peace and justice.

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.

Advocacy Resource How to Schedule an In-District Lobby Visit 

Setting up a meeting at your member of Congress' local office can be a lengthy and complicated process, but don’t let this obstacle deter you from doing it! Making an in-person lobby visit is one of the most effective ways to communicate your concerns to your member of congress.

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