The Forum 2017 participants have a unique opportunity to meet with members of Congress and start or continue advocacy conversations that focus legislators’ attention on the work being done in your communities and regions. The toolkit items below are designed to help you plan and prepare for your visit to the Hill. The Legislative Priorities document may be used to develop speaking points as well as a ‘leave behind’ piece, to accompany any local data and impacts you are sharing.
Meetings with your Members of Congress must be planned before you arrive in DC. There are immediate steps that you need to take prior to getting to the Forum to prepare you for a productive meeting with your policy makers. Please use the tools below to prepare.