The Campaign’s goal is to recruit a Local Liaison for every U.S. House and Senate office. Each Local Liaison will serve as the point of contact to these offices as well as for the Campaign Core Team.
Local Liaison Orientation
For a more in-depth overview of this volunteer position, check out our Local Liaison Training page where you’ll here from some of our Core Team members and engage in realistic scenarios.
Look Up Members of Your Congressional Delegation
Your congressional delegation has one U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators. Click on the buttons above to look up information on the members of your congressional delegation, including their names, party affiliation, general email inbox addresses, and links to their websites. Keep this information handy to simplify your engagement in Campaign calls to action!
The Campaign will provide action opportunities, tools, advice, support, and encouragement to facilitate meaningful, ongoing engagement.
Visit the Advocacy Tools page to access the many resources the Campaign has created to support you in taking action.
Local Liaisons will join in the Campaign’s general calls to action and will also be asked to take on key Campaign activities, such as:
- Sharing Campaign materials with your congressional delegation’s office(s)
- Identifying the staff member in each office who works on trauma and related issues, then sharing that information with the National Campaign Core Team
- Meeting in-person with staff in the local congressional office and developing a working relationship with its staff
- Developing a working relationship with the appropriate staff member in the DC congressional office
- Participating in making sure an in-person meeting is held with the congressperson and/or senator (or an appropriate staff member) in the DC office
- When the Local Liaison cannot attend in person, the National Campaign Core Team will conduct these visits
- Possibly hosting policymakers in a local site visit, community meeting, roundtable, or other activity to showcase successful trauma-informed efforts taking place within with the congressperson’s district
- Sharing successful contact with your congressional delegation’s offices with the Campaign Core Team via submitting progress reports
- Educating your Congressperson and Senators (and/or appropriate staff) on trauma and resilience
- Encouraging your Congressperson to join the bipartisan House Trauma-Informed Care Caucus
Future calls to action may include:
- Sharing the Campaign’s policy vision paper and participating in advocacy efforts to support progress aligned with the vision
- Requesting House members or their staff to attend briefings sponsored by CTIPP and/or partnering national organizations
- Sharing with the Congressperson, Senator, or staff member information on specific efforts to prevent and address trauma and build resilience occurring in their Congressional district or state
- Engaging and educating candidates for elected office
- Encouraging legislators to attend committee hearings focused on trauma and resilience
Anyone who wants to participate in the Campaign can join in the nationwide engagement and in any of the calls to action at any time (and hopefully often!). The Campaign will provide action opportunities, tools, advice, support, and encouragement in our outreach.
Individuals and organizations can sign up for the Campaign to receive the calls to action. Join in demonstrating the groundswell of support for Congress and other federal leaders to make decisions that will prevent and address trauma and build resilience!
Members are encouraged to:
- Keep current with Campaign updates by reading the newsletters and other resources shared with Members via email
- Follow the Campaign on Twitter and on Facebook
- Like, comment, and share the Campaign’s messages and calls to action
- Consider options to engage further with the Campaign, such as:
- Becoming a volunteer Local Liaison
- Getting your workplace to sign up for the Campaign
- Getting involved locally and sharing Campaign information with local coalitions and advocacy groups
Through the sign-up form, you can let us know if you’re willing to share your first name and email with the Campaign’s Local Liaison(s) to become more involved in locally organized efforts, such as attending meetings or events with members of your congressional delegation.