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March for Meals is the perfect time to invite your program's U.S. Representative(s) and Senators to meet their senior constituents and experience the power of Meals on Wheels. While reaching out to your Members of Congress can sound intimidating, the resources below will help you plan for and host a successful visit that leaves a lasting impression and can influence real change.
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INVITE CONGRESS TO MARCH FOR MEALS!

Members of Congress need to hear about and experience the issues that matter to the constituents in their states and districts. They’re counting on you to reach out and help keep them informed. The good news is, we've made inviting them to visit your program during March quick and easy.

SEND AN INVITATION LETTER

These templates allow you to plug in your unique information and mail them to your program's Senators and Representative(s). When sending letters through the mail, keep in mind that they may get held up in the security process. Emails and calls are usually the most direct and timely way to invite your Members of Congress.

Sample Letter for U.S. Representatives      Sample Letter for U.S. Senators

SEND A SIMPLE EMAIL INVITE

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With a few clicks you can send a personalized invitation to your Senators and Representative asking them deliver meals and visit with seniors to showcase the nutritional and social needs of aging Americans.

 

INVITE THEM OVER THE PHONE

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We’ll identify your officials’ phone numbers and provide a helpful script so that you can personally invite them to deliver meals and visit with seniors this March.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

FOLLOW MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA
FOR UPDATES AND INFORMATION!

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 During the month of March, be sure to use
the #MarchforMeals hashtag when you post!

SAMPLE TWEETS

  • I #MarchforMeals because #MealsonWheels programs decrease healthcare costs!
  • I #MarchforMeals because 1 in 6 seniors face the threat of hunger. #MealsonWheels is the solution!
  • Did you know that seniors who request #MealsonWheels are among our nation's most vulnerable? #MarchforMeals
  • I support #MealsonWheels and you can too! Learn more at www.marchformeals.com #MarchforMeals
  • How will you #MarchforMeals? https://youtu.be/f-gum6a8F-0 

POST A 'DEAR CONGRESS' IMAGE

Send a message to Congress and your followers by posting a 'Dear Congress' image about the importance of senior nutrition programs such as Meals on Wheels. 

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SHARE OUR OLDER AMERICANS ACT FLYER

This handout is great to have on hand during Community Champions visits and activities as it concisely summarizes clear action items for your Members of Congress.
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