Remind Congress federal programs help NJ kids everyday.

This week (February 20-24), members of Congress will be on recess and back in their home districts.  This is the perfect time for them to hear from you and members of your community about how federal programs help kids and families! Look up your U.S. Representative here.

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Attend a town hall or public meeting hosted by your U.S. Representative. 

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

Leonard Lance, 7th District, Republican

Town Hall  7:00 PM
Raritan Valley Community College, Edward Nash Theater
118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876

For more information, please call Congressman Lance’s district office at 908-788-6900 (Flemington) or 908-518-7733 (Westfield).

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Tom MacArthur, 3rd District, Republican

Tele-Town Hall 7:00 PM
Ask the Congressman on WOBM 92.7. Call in 732-237-9626.

Click here to learn more.

 

Donald Norcross, 1st District, Democrat

Town Hall 6:30 PM
Oaklyn Municipal Bldg- Court Room 500 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn, NJ 08107

Click here to learn more.

 

Donald Payne, Jr., 10th District, Democrat

Coffee and Conversation 7:30 PM
Maplewood Municipal Bldg., 574 Valley Rd., Maplewood

Click here to learn more.

 

Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
Josh Gottheimer, 5th District, Democrat

Meet & Greet 9:30 AM
Hampton Diner, 36 Hampton House Rd., Newton

Meet & Greet 11:00 AM
Vernon Constituent Service Center, 21 Church St., Vernon, NJ 07462

 

Leonard Lance, 7th District, Republican

Town Hall 9:00 AM
Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876

For more information, please call Congressman Lance’s district office at 908-788-6900 (Flemington) or 908-518-7733 (Westfield).

Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Donald Payne, Jr., 10th District, Democrat

3:30 PM
Union Chapel AME Church, 209 Wainwright St., Newark

 

 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Donald Norcross, 1st District, Democrat

Town Hall 6:30 PM
Belmmawr Ballroom, 29 Lewis Ave., Bellmawr

 

 

 


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Tips for reaching out out to your representative:

  1. In-person > Calls > Letters. A person sitting in an office is harder to ignore than a phone call or a letter. Your Congressional Representative works for you. Make an appointment and be polite and kind when you meet with the Representative or their staff.
  2. Calls. If you call, you should be ready to provide your ZIP code and address to make sure you are part of their district. Your call should be short (aim for no more than 1 minute), polite, and to the point. This will make the call easier for you and for the person answering the call.
  3. Go where they are. Most Representatives have public schedules for town halls, public events, and call-in time on radio stations. Call their office and ask if they have upcoming events in your area.
  4. Tell your personal story. Organizations such as ACNJ can bring the numbers, such as how many kids benefit from a program or policy. But it’s only through the individual stories of constituents that Representatives get to know the real impact of federal policy on day-to-day life.

If you or your group would like to learn how to contact your elected representatives, ACNJ can help provide training on advocacy to elected officials.

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