As part of the 2020 D.C. Leadership Meetings, we will conduct a Legislative Seminar on Monday, February 24, and meet with our elected officials on Tuesday, Feb. 25. We recommend all attendees to coordinate with their affiliate leadership to schedule meetings on Capitol Hill beginning in early February. To schedule meetings with your Representatives and Senators, we recommend calling your members Washington D.C. office, or sending them an email. Some offices request constituents send meeting requests via a form on their website. Below are links to contact information for the U.S. House and Senate, as well as a call script and email form to get you started. Please share a complete list of scheduled meetings with the ACB National Office, and let us know if you have any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Information for U.S. House & Senate
U.S. Capitol Switch Board: 202-224-3121
- Call this number and request to be connected with your Representatives’ or Senators’ Washington D.C. office.
U.S. House of Representatives Contact Information: https://www.house.gov/representatives.
U.S. Senate Contact Information: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm.
Hi my name is __________, and I am a resident of (City, State, ZIP Code). I am a member of the American Council of the Blind, and we will be in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, February 25. We would like to meet with Representative/Senator (Last Name) to discuss transportation and healthcare issues and their impact on people who are blind and visually impaired. Is the Representative/Senator or their staff available to meet with me and other members of the (insert affiliate name here) during the morning/afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 25?
The Honorable (Member’s Full Name):
My name is ________, and I am a resident of (City, State, ZIP Code). My colleagues and I will be in Washington DC on February 24 for a Legislative Seminar sponsored by the American Council of the Blind and then on Capitol Hill on the 25th. Among other things, we would love to have the opportunity to speak with Representative/Senator (Last Name) about three key initiatives impacting our blind community. Two are related to transportation, Autonomous Vehicles and The Surface Transportation Bill. The other concerns the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Acquisition Rule, and more specifically, the Low Vision Aid Exclusion.
Is the Representative/Senator or their staff available to meet with me and other members of the (insert affiliate name here) during the morning/afternoon of Tuesday, Feb. 25?
As active members of the (insert affiliate name here), we look forward to having an opportunity to discuss these concerns which impact the blind community.
Name, Title within Affiliate