Congress is on recess until Monday, September 10, 2012 but likely will be out of session during much of October for campaigning. That makes now the ideal time to encourage your Members to take a tour!
As Monarch has previously reported, it is critical that McKinney Vento be funded at the Administration’s proposed $2.231 billion level and hosting a site visit is a great way to make that case to your elected official!
Site visits have many benefits including that:
Members of Congress rate site visits as one of the most valuable ways to collect constituent views and opinions;
They make the connection between policy and implementation;
Attract good publicity; and
Build stronger relationships.
Monarch Housing Associates is happy to help you plan a site visit with your Member(s.) Please email Kate Kelly for help or to get started.
The webinar featured Steve Berg and Kate Seif from the Alliance and Kate Kelly from Monarch Housing.
Click here for the webinar’s powerpoint presentation