Take Action: Urge Members of Congress to Save the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program!

Date: October 12th, 2017

Who?

  • You
  • Your allies (e.g., co-workers, Board, members, volunteers, partners, etc.)

to

  • Members of Congress
    • The U.S. Representative or Representatives that represent the geographic service area of your organization
    • The twoS. Senators in each state of your organization’s geographic service area.
    • The U.S. Representative representing the city/town where you live and the two U.S. Senators in the state you live.

What?

Ask your Members of Congress to work with Congressional leaders to ensure at least $108 million is included for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program in the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bill covering the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This is the funding amount recommended by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this year.

When?

  • Now! Today won’t be too soon.
    • Definitely take action no later than October 31!

Why?

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP)…

  • delivers essential sexual health education and positive relationships skills to youth throughout the country.
  • puts evidence-based programs to work.
  • helps the field learn how evidence-based programs can be replicated or improved.

How?

You can contact Your Members of Congress (on any issue) via phone and email:

Phone: 202-224-3121
  • Call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be transferred to the office of the U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator you wish to reach.
  • Repeat calls to 202-224-3121 for each additional U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator on your call list.
Email
  • Write a message to your U.S. Representative(s) and U.S. Senators in the contact forms on their websites.
  • Find the email contact forms for U.S. Representatives by clicking their name on this list https://www.house.gov/representatives/ and then finding the “Contact Me” instructions on the Representative’s website.
  • Find the email contact forms for U.S. Senators by finding their name on this list https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ and then clicking the “Contact” link.
In Person
  • Attend a Town Hall or other public event your U.S. Representative(s) or U.S. Senators are holding in your area.
  • Visit the website(s) of your U.S. Representative(s) and U.S. Senators for information about their upcoming public events. You may want to subscribe to their email updates or follow them on social media to keep track of their public events, too.
  • If you are coming to Washington, D.C. for business or personal reasons, schedule an appointment with your U.S. Representative(s), U.S. Senators, or members of their staffs. Call their offices and ask to speak to their schedulers. Also, some Members of Congress host weekly coffee hours open to any constituents who wish to stop by. Check their websites for further information.
Postal Mail
  • Use postal mail communication sparingly as delivery of mail to Members of Congress takes up to three weeks due to security scanning.
  • Address correspondence to U.S. Representatives: The Honorable [First Name] [Last Name], United States House of Representatives, Washington DC 20515; Dear Representative [Last Name].
  • Address correspondence to U.S. Senators: The Honorable [First Name] [Last Name], United States Senate, Washington DC 20510; Dear Senator [Last Name].
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