Meeting With Members of Congress in Washington, D.C.:
Appointment Request Letter

To submit an appointment request letter, first contact the legislator's office and ask for the contact information of the person who schedules meetings in Washington, D.C. for your Representative or Senator. You will likely be given an e-mail address to submit your request to. You can find the contact information for your legislator's office on ASHA's Take Action site.

Sample Letter

Dear XXX:

My name is XXX and I would like to schedule a meeting with Senator/Representative XXX between [date] XXX and XXX. I am a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a [profession]. I will be in Washington, D.C. on [date] for [reason for being in D.C.].  I am a resident of [state] and would like to speak to the Senator/Representative about [issues]. If Senator/Representative XXX is not available I would be happy to meet with the Health or Education Legislative Assistant. I can be reached via email at [e-mail address] or by phone at [phone number]. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Sincerely,

[your name and any credentials]
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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