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Now It's Your Turn -- Meet With Your Members of Congress During the August Recess

August 2, 2013

HIV and the August Recess in your district

The August recess (August District Work Period) is the perfect time for you and your organization to meet with your Members of Congress to remind them that HIV is an issue that impacts YOUR community! Beginning August 3, 2013, until September 8, 2013, Members of Congress will be in their districts, conducting town halls and meeting with constituents to understand what issues are impacting them. AIDS United has put together an August recess advocacy toolkit that can be used by individuals and organizations to make the most out of this month-long recess.

Our August recess advocacy toolkit is specifically designed for HIV/AIDS advocates like you! Using Prezi, a web-based presentation application, we will take you through a fun and easy-to-follow presentation that will enable any HIV advocate -- including you! -- to 1) Find Your Members of Congress, 2) Organize a Meeting, 3) Meet Your Members of Congress and 4) Follow-Up -- all from your home district!

Remember: You don't need to come to Washington, D.C. to have an influence on Capitol Hill!

Our toolkit provides you with fact sheets and specific "asks" for your Members of Congress for the following topics:

  • The Ryan White Program and implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Funding for HIV-related programs
  • Comprehensive immigration reform that includes health care access for aspiring citizens
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Everything you need to conduct meetings with your Members of Congress during the August recess can be found by clicking here.

Now it's your turn to share your story with your Members of Congress and have an impact on the policies and programs affecting your community!



  
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This article was provided by AIDS United. It is a part of the publication AIDS United Policy Update. Visit AIDS United's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
 
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