August 20, 2007

August is here ... Attend a Town Hall Meeting

Hi, my name is Sara Chang, and I’m the grassroots advocacy coordinator for the Lupus Foundation of America.

August is about halfway done. Most Members of Congress left Capitol Hill and are spending this month in their home state or district. Now is the perfect time to find out if your Member of Congress is holding Town Hall meetings, or conducting office hours in your area.

Are you familiar with what a Town Hall meeting is? It is a meeting where you can express your opinions, and hear the responses from elected officials. A Town Hall meeting gives people who cannot come to Washington, DC a chance to feel that their voices are being heard. Everyone in your community can attend a Town Hall meeting.

Take the opportunity to personally talk to your Senators or Representatives about legislation and issues that are important to people with lupus. To find out if your Senators or Representatives are holding Town Hall meetings, you can check your local paper or call their district office. To find the district office for your elected officials, please visit our LFA Action Center.

Make your voice heard!

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