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Use these resources to TAKE ACTION as international education professional and voting constituents!

COVID-19 Advocacy Resources 


Letters EnglishUSA sent to the House and Senate (March 24, 2020)

Letters EnglishUSA sent to House and Senate (May 1, 2020)


NAFSA's Call for Stories related to COVID-19 and international education for lawmakers


STEPS: Submitting comments and/or writing letters to Members of Congress

  1. Customize the information with data about your own state, student stories, program successes, community impact, etc.  More resources and sample handouts on the Advocacy Resources page.
  2. Obtain email addresses for your Members of Congress


STEPS: Setting up visit to Members of Congress (locally or in DC)

  1. Review NAFSA's Scheduling a Meeting with a Member of Congress Toolkit and make an appointment to meet with him/her.  It may be possible to find the name of your MOCs dedicated scheduler on this site
  2. Make an appointment to meet with him/her in person
  3. Prepare a talking points handout with the information above (see sample docs below from GA and MA) that you can leave with the MOS or staffer
  4. Use the helpful hints from the updated EnglishUSA webinar: Advocacy 101: Prepping for Local and National Visits to prepare for your visit


Sample Documents to Customize for your Visits or Communication (insert recent talking points)

One-pager: Sample document with state data (MA) from NAFSA Economic Tool

One-pager: Sample document with state data (GA) from NAFSA Economic Tool



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