Reclaim Recess Toolkit
The upcoming congressional recess is a big opportunity for local groups around the country to show their Members of Congress (MoCs) how serious they are about stopping the Trump agenda. Use these resources to make the most of Congressional recess.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would be devastating to millions. Use these resources to more effectively tell your Members of Congress to save the ACA.
The focus of this short video is on how YOU can have such a big impact at these town hall events over the congressional recess. If you need a short, sweet explanation about why recess and town halls are such a big deal, this is it. Share widely!
Former congressional staff explain how to make your Members of Congress more accessible
The week of February 17-26 is the first district work period (“recess”) of the new Congress. Members of Congress (MoCs) will be back home holding public events and meeting with constituents. These meetings are a great opportunity for your group to remind your MoCs that they need to stand up for you—and that means standing up against the Trump agenda.
The upcoming congressional recess is a big opportunity for local groups around the country to show their Members of Congress (MoCs) how serious they are about stopping the Trump agenda. To accomplish this, it’s helpful for to have a consistent message for their MoCs during town halls, district office meetings, and phone calls.
The estimated number of people whose healthcare coverage would be at risk if the ACA is indeed repealed, by state and by county.
As the president leads the country in a racist, misogynist, and xenophobic direction, what role will our federal courts play? To date, the courts have already become the last bastion of hope in the time of Trump and the last defender of our constitutional system of checks and balances—a safeguard where the worst and most corrupt leanings of this Administration will be checked by an independent court system. But with this president in charge of nominating new Justices to serve lifetime appointments on the highest court of the land, the stakes could not be higher.
On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” As promised during his campaign, Trump issued the EO to discriminate against Muslims and refugees. Congress has the power to stop the ban from being implemented. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, MoCs need to pass legislation to nullify and defund the ban.