Action August Is (Almost) Here!

Post Date: July 31, 2013

Washington, D.C. turns into a ghost town in August because your senators and members of Congress leave town and return to their home states until September 6. While the FAMM staff stays busy here in the Capitol, we’re asking you to get busy in your hometowns.

We’re announcing the first annual Action August! Your participation could net you some bragging rights, a photo on our Facebook page, and a mention on our soon-to-be-unveiled new website!

Here’s how to win:

1. Meet with at least one of your three federal lawmakers (or their staffs) — and make sure you bring a camera.

  • Who are your lawmakers? Click here to find out.
  • How do I set up a meeting? Click here to get the details.
  • What do I say at the meeting? Click here for suggestions.
  • What do I give the lawmaker or his staff? Leave them this!

2. Take a photo of you and the senator/congressperson or staff member you meet with, and then send it to FAMM in one of these three ways:

3. Get 3 of your friends to join FAMM’s email list. Here’s where they sign up. When they do, make sure your friends put your name and the words “Action August” in the Comments section, so we know who sent them!

Complete ALL three steps, and we’ll mention you on our new website! You’ve got until September 6 to complete this mission. Start today by finding out who your lawmakers are and where their nearest office is in your area.

Got even more questions about meeting with your members of Congress? Visit our Facebook page this Friday, August 2 at 12:00 p.m. EST for our Friday Facebook Forum, and FAMM’s Molly Gill will answer your questions.

Congress may leave Washington in August, but we don’t. So, we’re counting on you to make sure FAMM’s message follows them home: everyone deserves a punishment that fits the crime and the offender, not a one-size-fits-all mandatory minimum sentence!

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