The ONE Campus Challenge is a college competition designed to mobilize students, faculty and alumni in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.
How To: Meet With Your Member Of Congress
An in-person meeting with your Member of Congress (MOC) or their staff is one of the single most effective tools that you, as a constituent and advocate, have to make your voice heard and influence elected officials on the issues you care about. Follow this guide to learn more about meeting with your member of Congress.
BEST PRACTICES TO CONSIDER:
SETTING UP YOUR MEETING
REACH OUT TO YOUR ONE CAMPUS MANAGER and let us know you’d like to set up a meeting with your MOC. This is the most important step in the process because we will provide helpful instructions.
DETERMINE WHERE TO GO by using www.house.gov and www.senate.gov to find your representatives and senators.
CALL THE OFFICE to find out the best method to set up a meeting. Each office has its own policies.
WHEN YOU ARE CONNECTED TO THE OFFICE SAY:
Hello, my name is ______, and I am a constituent in (city,state). I would like to set up a meeting with Senator/Representative and I am calling to find out the best way to submit a meeting request.
Occasionally, an office will allow you to request a meeting via phone, but often they ill want to request in writing, via fax, email or a letter. See below for a sample meeting request letter.
Download the PDF to see a complete sample request letter, tips for executing your meeting, and talking points!