Plan a Meeting with Your Congressperson About Supporting a Constitutional Amendment and Other Solutions to Citizens United
Meeting with your representatives in Congress to tell them how you feel about a specific issue is a vital part of our democracy. These elected officials are there to serve you. Your input helps them represent you more effectively. If you're interested in planning a meeting with a member of Congress, let us know by signing up here.
Below are the steps you’ll need to take to set up a meeting.
1. Determine whether your congressperson and senators have already endorsed an amendment and/or the legislation you want them to cosponsor.
2. Once you know whether they support an amendment, contact the local office of your representative (we are prioritizing outreach to the House of Representatives; if you want to meet with your senators, their information is available here).
- Most will ask you to put your request in writing. Use this sample letter (PDF) for members of Congress who have not yet signed onto an amendment (the letter can easily be modified to use for members who are already supporting an amendment).
- Be persistent in setting up the meeting. Members of Congress and their staff are busy. Don’t feel bad about contacting them multiple times to follow up on your request. Be polite but persistent.
- Do your best to obtain a meeting with the congressperson or senator in person, but do not despair if you end up meeting with a member of their staff instead. The meeting will still be a powerful way to make your case and move your member of Congress to support of an amendment.
3. Once you have scheduled a meeting, you’ll need to prepare for it. Here are some things to consider and links to documents to include in a packet that you should bring with you to your meeting: