AIDS United mobilizes communities and stakeholders locally, regionally and nationally, encouraging them to share their voice about issues impacting people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. AU provides technical assistance, materials and tools that can help anyone become a new -- or a better -- HIV/AIDS advocate!
Town Hall Meeting Tip Sheet and Schedule: Town hall meetings provide a unique opportunity for elected officials and their constituents to engage in a public dialogue on a number of issues. With a little preparation and organizing, advocates can use these events to raise the profile of HIV/AIDS issues among lawmakers, community members, and media. Follow these simple tips to get the most out of the next town hall meeting in your district and become an expert bird-dogger.
District Office Visit Guide and Office Locator: Visting the Washington DC and district office of your Members of Congress is one of the most effective ways to make your voice heard, especially on issues where your Member is still undecided. Use AIDS United's district office guide to make sure that you get the most out of your time with your Member of their staffers. With a little practice and preparation, people may start confusing you as a veteran Washington DC lobbyist!
You can locate the Congressional Member's district office nearest to you by visiting Contacting the Congress. Just type in your address and click on the Member you wish to visit. Their district and Washington DC office information can be found along with their political profile.