MAA District Meeting Toolkit

In an era when electronic communications can be overwhelming, face-to-face meetings with legislators add immense value to the advocacy process. Your legislators want to hear from you, their constituents, about the important issues facing the district, the state, and the country. Each year, Congress takes several "District Work Period" breaks, during which they work out of their local offices rather than on Capitol Hill. Both chambers (House and Senate) typically work from home during the month of August, which presents an opportunity to meet face-to-face with your elected officials without traveling to Washington, DC.

To make it easy for you, we have developed a District Meeting Toolkit:

These tookits include:

  • How to prepare for a meeting
  • Sample letter to request a meeting
  • Sample follow-up thank you letter
  • Guide to different meeting scenarios
  • Other ways to take advocacy to the next level 

We have also prepared a talking point card addressing key issues: GSE reform and transitional authority to origninate for MLOs.

If you would like briefing materials on other topics, or have any questions, please contact Alden Knowlton.