Sample Congressional Meeting Do-It-Yourself Agenda Worksheet

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National Alliance to End Homelessness

Toolkits | December 1, 2010

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You can fill in this worksheet to plan out specific talking points for your congressional meeting.

Meeting with _______________________________

1. Purpose of the meeting
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Specifically, we would like the senator/representative to:
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2. Introductions (BRIEF)

3. Thank you
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4. Tell stories of success
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5. Describe how this policy issue will impact homeless people and programs in your community
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6. Make the ask
We ask that Senator/Representative: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________

7. Response and Questions
Think about what questions you expect the Member to have based on past support of specific issues or past contact with him/her.
__________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Think about how you will respond to questions the Member or staff might have.
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8. Closing
Thank you for: ___________________________________________________________________________

Summarize any commitments made by the Member/congressional staff.

Repeat any questions you need to answer in follow up (that you could not answer in the meeting) and any additional information you need to provide.