The convening of the 117th Congress and the inauguration of a new presidential administration provides the Forum with an opportunity to apply a renewed focus to its public policy work over the next two years. To that end, the Forum has developed six public policy principles that will guide our work during that time.
Forum members share what they are doing in terms of advocacy and policy due to COVID-19. Responses are compiled below by known organizations.
To those unfamiliar with Capitol Hill, the titles given to staff of Members of Congress can be confusing. In order to enable you to be most effective in communicating with Congress, we have listed the most commonly used titles and principal functions of key staff in your Representative or Senator’s office.
Details on the key roles of delegation captains during Foundations on the Hill.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
Sample handouts and leave behind packets developed for Foundations on the Hill.
Letter led by Sen. Rounds (R-South Dakota) and joined by Sen. Cramer (R-North Dakota), urging the Trump Administration to continue the 2020 Census through Oct. 31.
Talking Points for Census
Explainer about the Census Bureau’s 99% goal, how it’s an inaccurate indicator of when the count should end, and the necessity of continuing self-response and field data collection operations through Oct. 31.