Congressional Visit Guide

The FED UP coalition strongly encourages supporters to continue to carry our message directly to their members of congress about needed change in policy and legislation to stem the national epidemic of opioid addiction. For those supporters planning to contact their members of congress, we offer the following guidance:

  1. Call the office of your US Senators or member of the House of Representatives and request a brief amount of time to discuss the opioid epidemic and its impact on you and/or your family.
  2. State your name and where you live.
  3. Ask for a face-to-face meeting with your member of congress as a concerned constituent. Do not be disappointed if the Senator or Representative is unavailable and you are assigned a staff member . Congressional staff are important allies in conveying messages to your member.
  4. If provided a meeting time, be prompt, be brief and be polite. Dress appropriately.
  5. At the meeting with the member or designated representative, explain that you have requested this meeting to discuss the FED UP coalition call to ensure that the federal government does more to stem the tide of the epidemic before us.
  6. Share the ideas outlined in the FED UP platform which will help raise awareness, reduce opioid overprescribing, enhance treatment for our loved ones and save lives.
  7. Tell them you want your member of congress’ support – be clear and concise.
  8. Leave a copy of the platform after you have concluded your discussion.
  9. Thank the member or staff member for their time.
  10. Let us know if you had a successful meeting with your representative at: FedUpRally@gmail.com

Contact information for your US Senators is available here:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Contact information for your US House Representative is available here:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/

If you are unsure of your Congressional district, you can search for it here:
http://www.congressional-district.insidegov.com/

Another good source for contact information is:
http://bebusinessed.com/congress-fax-numbers/