Dear Alliance State Presidents, Regional and CAN Board Members and Field Team,
Last week, we sent you the 2019 Winter Legislative Toolkit to support your efforts lobbying the members of your state’s federal delegation on retiree issues.
Today, as promised, we are happy to resend the toolkit with two additional fact sheets – one on Drug Price Competitiveness and another on the Health Benefits Tax. Both fact sheets are already in the 2019 Winter Legislative Toolkit google folder. They are also attached to this email as stand alones and included in the attached, updated version of the full toolkit.
Remember, please keep us in the loop about the district lobby visits you plan to schedule as well as the results of your visits.
Next week, the Congress is on recess. Now is the time to make the requests and schedule your district lobby visits.
We are excited to share with you the Alliance for Retired Americans 2019 Winter Legislative Toolkit for the 116th Congress. The full document is attached to this email along with a corresponding PowerPoint presentation, which covers the material and which you should feel comfortable delivering to your board and members.
The product of this toolkit are the in-district legislative lobby visits it prepares you to schedule and complete.To this end, you will find Alliance fact sheets that each correspond to specific asks to be made during lobby visits and listed on the Lobby Report Back Form.
Listed below are three important links for using this toolkit:
1) Follow and share this link to a google folder with each individual part of the toolkit available for download.
2) Follow and share this link, which is a form for those planning or coordinating lobby visits. As soon as this form is completed, we will follow up with the lobby visit leader to ensure they have materials as well as accurate membership counts for the legislative district in which they are lobbying.
3) Follow and share this link to a form for use after legislative visits to record the responses on our issues of the members of Congress. These answers are critical moving forward as we track and advocate on our issues.
This toolkit also contains ancillary resources valuable for your organizing. You will find a Storytelling Minikit, a memo on best practices of Photography for Activism, a petition page and a state banner request form. Maximizing the potential of these documents will contribute to stronger State Alliances.
Thank you as always for the work you do building a retiree movement. Your enduring activism advances our progress.
Brendan S. Kelly, Director, Field Mobilization
Alliance for Retired Americans | 815 16th Street, NW, 4th Floor North | Washington, DC 20006