Working with Congress
The work of RESULTS focuses a great deal on creating champions for the end of poverty in Congress. As an advocate, you will want to use the best resources and skills available to help you do that. RESULTS has developed tried-and-true methods that can help you be an effective and successful advocate with decisionmakers in Washington. Use these tools to engage your members of Congress in the work to end poverty, and be sure to utilize our online tools for researching members of Congress -- you can look up congressional staff based on issue, access Washington DC and local office contact information, find voting records, history of bill cosponsorship, committee membership, and other useful information, as well as contact members of Congress via e-mail.
Milestones for Working with Congress
See our complete Activist Milestones Toolkit for a comprehensive guide to actions you can take to challenge yourself and make a difference.
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"I will never forget what my member of Congress said to RESULTS volunteers when we met with him. 'Do you know how many bills will be introduced during this session of Congress?' he asked. The answer? 35,000. Our minds whirled as we tried to imagine how any member of Congress or staffer could possibly know about them all. Then he said, 'Do you know how many bills will be passed?' We made wild guesses. The answer? About 220. In many cases, it is only because of our persistent voices that bills of critical importance to people in poverty are passed.