Why We Honor Veterans and Advocacy?
You don’t have to travel to Washington, DC to build relationships with your Members of Congress. In fact, We Honor Veterans partners are already poised to engage Members of Congress, state, and local officials. All elected officials are concerned about the welfare of our nation’s veterans, and the We Honor Veterans program can be an effective way to engage Members of Congress in discussions about hospice.
We admit, developing relationships with Members of Congress can seem intimidating at first. That’s why We Honor Veterans and the Hospice Action Network developed this toolkit to share best practices in advocacy and how We Honor Veterans partners can apply them for your Hospice Advocacy.
General Advocacy Resources
In-District Meeting Resources
- Enter your program or patient’s zip code here to determine their member of Congress
- Request an In-district Meeting
- Thank you form for an in-district meeting
Site Visit Resources
- The Perfect Hospice Site Visit (5-part video series)
- Inviting a Member of Congress to your program and Follow-up on an invitation request
- Template for creating program-specific fact sheet to share information with your Members of Congress
- Sample Privacy Release Form
- Sample Press Release
Veterans-Specific Advocacy Resources
- How Congress can Partner with We Honor Veterans
- October 2015 Congressional Briefing Video
- Involving a Member of Congress in a We Honor Veterans Honor Ceremony
Do you need help contacting your Member of Congress or have questions on involving them in a WHV event? Contact HAN’s Lauren Drew at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-837-3148.
Do you have questions regarding We Honor Veterans? Ask us at email@example.com.
Click here to find contact information for local Veteran’s Administrations.