Lobbying can be at times both an extremely challenging and rewarding experience. To assist you in your lobbying efforts we have put together materials that you can use for a variety of lobbying activities, from meeting with Congressional staff to national call-in campaigns.
General Lobbying Materials
During the year our main advocacy focus will be on Youth PROMISE Act in addition to our International Peacebuilding Initiative once it has been decided upon. If you choose to meet with your Member of Congress to engage about the Department of Peace please use the updated materials available for download in the Department of Peace section of the website.
Youth PROMISE Act
Setting Up a Meeting with Congress
You can meet with a Representative or an office aide either in Washington DC or in a local office. These tips should be helpful.
This section offers an overview of the most effective ways to work with your members of congress. All the following activities are designed to impact the decisions made by the US Congress. And all of them count: private meetings, letters and calls to our Congresspeople go far toward determining the positions they take.
Use the below forms to contact congress about the Youth PROMISE Act. Feel free to use these links in e-mails when asking your chapter or network to take action on the bill.
Calling your Senator or Representative is a really effective way to get the Youth PROMISE Act on their radar. To find instructions and scripts for how to call, go here.
Although calling Congress is the best method of contact, you can also e-mail
your congress member if this is easier for you.