August 2023 Congressional Recess
July 31-Sept 4, 2023
The August congressional recess is a critical time for advocacy as well as an important opportunity to build on recent momentum toward achieving our NBCC priorities. During the whole month of August, members of Congress will be home in their states and districts to hear from constituents, and it is time for us to weigh in. Members of Congress are more likely to be hosting town halls, participating in constituent-facing events, and engaging on social media. The August recess also provides a unique opportunity to engage local advocates who normally do not travel to NBCC in-person lobby days, as well as to build your local network of breast cancer advocates!
Here are some ways to engage your members of Congress during their recess:
In This Toolkit
District Office Meeting Resources
Town Hall Meetings
Many members hold public events during their recess. Follow your member on social media, check their website, or even call their local district office to see when they will host any public meetings or opportunities to connect. Pull together a group of local NBCC advocates to attend these event(s) and speak up about NBCC priorities – including asking key members to cosponsor the MBCACA.
Media & Social Media Tools
Keep us posted on your efforts! Please contact Maggie at email@example.com if you successfully place media locally or attend a town hall event.