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Congressional Recess: February 17 - 25

Next week members of Congress will be back in your home state, and it's a great opportunity to directly tell them about the issues that are most important to you! Schedule your visits today.

Here’s how:

Who are your members of Congress?
Visit callmyrep.co to find out who represents you and where their in-district office is located.

Want to visit your representative?
Learn how to schedule a meeting and make the most impact with our Office Visit How-to Guide. Try to schedule your meeting as early in advance as possible.

Want to attend a town hall instead?
Town Hall Project has a simple search engine to find the nearest town hall meeting to you. Just enter in your zip code. Use our Town Hall How-to Guide to help you prepare. Bring your friends and family to make your voice heard!

Not sure what to talk about?

We've got you covered. Our policy briefs and action alerts on Islamophobia, bullying, and civil rights are great to look over and bring along to a meeting. You can also stay up to date on legislation going through Congress with our Hill Happenings newsletter.

Here are three ideas for issues to address:

Muslim Bans: President Trump has continued to issue executive orders restricting visitors, immigrants, and refugees from many countries, especially those with large Muslim populations. As these discriminatory actions are challenged in the courts, you can encourage your elected officials to take a strong stand against these policies and support H.R. 4271 / S. 1979, which would block enforcement of the Muslim bans and recognize them as illegal. If you have relatives in one of the targeted countries, tell your representative how these bans serve to keep you apart from them.

The Federal Budget: President Trump recently presented his budget plan to Congress. The plan makes drastic cuts to many programs and agencies that help protect health, security, and economic opportunity for millions of Americans. As the budget process begins, let your members of Congress know how you feel the government should prioritize its spending.

H.Res. 257: This bipartisan House resolution condemns hate crimes and other forms of violence and discrimination against minorities in the United States. It was introduced by Rep. Comstock (R-VA-10) and now has 62 cosponsors. The Senate version of the resolution (S.118), introduced by Sen. Harris (D-CA), passed unanimously, but H. Res. 257 remains stuck in committee. Let your member of Congress know how hate crimes affect you and your community, and encourage them to support and protect Muslims and other minorities through such resolutions.

 

Let us know at info@poligonnational.org how your visit goes, or make a post about your visit on social media. Be sure to tag @poligonnational on Twitter and Instagram!

Stay active,

Afif, Ayesha, Nadia, Wardah, and Farah

Poligon Education Fund is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to amplifying Muslim American voices in Congress. Donations are tax deductible and zakat eligible.
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