Summer Recess Presents Opportunities for Advocacy

The House of Representatives is in recess until September, and the Senate may have a similar break coming soon. This means that legislators will be back in their districts engaging constituents ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Many legislators hold public events, such as town halls, to hear from citizens about issues important to them. Face-to-face contact is the most effective type of advocacy, so NBCC strongly encourages all board certified counselors to attend these events and ask legislators about Medicare and other important issues.

The Town Hall Project keeps a fairly updated list of town halls across the country. Visit to see if your legislator will be holding an event (please note that this website was selected solely for the town hall list and not other content or causes). You can find information to prepare you for the meetings and contact your legislators directly at NBCC’s Grassroots Action Center.

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