2012 Congressional Visits

HOW TO GET INVOLVED AND SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT. ITS EASY!

  1. Find your representatives
    • just click on your state and then your representatives' names from the list
    • instantly get contact information as well as DC and local office locations
  2. You can complete this letter template with personal details and fax it to your congressperson requesting a visit, or look on their website for a visit request form, or phone and ask for the district scheduler.
    • if you fax them a letter or use a webform, be sure to follow up by phone.
  3. Enjoy your visit! See below for some information and guidelines for your discussion.
  4. A few days after meeting with your rep, be sure to send a follow-up letter by fax or email, reiterating your main points and thanking them for their time.
    • the support letter linked just below would make a good template for this.
  • If you are unable to visit your representatives in person:
    • please still take the time to mail, fax, or email a personal letter thanking them for past support of science and encouraging their continued support for basic research in the US.
    • include with your letter a printout of some of the fact sheets provided by Fermilab and linked below. In particular, the Quick Overview, Educational Contributions, and Benefits to Society are good choices.
  • Important note:
    • when communicating with your members of Congress, you must use your own personal resources (phone, fax, email), not those of Fermilab.
    • this includes not sending email from your fnal account.

SOME POINTERS ON WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU VISIT


OTHER USEFUL WEBSITES


AFTER YOUR VISIT

  • The UEC would greatly appreciate your feedback about your visits.
  • Please take the time to email us your responses to this survey.
  • Your feedback will help us to build a successful program of local lobbying.