District Days 2017: Meet your legislator at home

This is a busy time for Congress as they debate funding and other relevant legislation impacting our federal science agencies. We need your voice to stand up for science this congressional recess.

The time is now! Your congressional members will be home in your local community for the August recess beginning Saturday, 29 July through 4 September where they will be meeting with their constituents (like you) to learn about their priorities and concerns.

Take the time to schedule a meeting with your legislator and tell them why science is essential to your community. We have all the tips, tools, and resources to help you have an effective meeting with your member of Congress. No experience necessary!

1) Schedule a meeting with your member of congress to talk about science

Take some time to schedule a meeting with your legislator using our tips and tools. Not sure of your congressional district or who your member is? Check out the Find My Representative tool or the Senate Website. And be sure to check out our sample meeting request email to get a clear idea of what a request looks like.

2) Frame your message

3) Make a compelling leave behind

4) Meeting etiquette and checklist

5) Follow-up is key!

6) Tell us about your experience

We’ll be posting videos, resources, and best practices throughout the month, so check back frequently. To see how your colleagues have taken action, check out our Bridge blog. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and our Science Policy, and AGU Twitter accounts!