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.
Hospice Action Network Advocacy Toolkit
Use HAN’s Advocacy Toolkit to build a relationship with your Members of Congress and involve your representatives to better highlight your organization’s work. The toolkit offers resources that will help connect you with your legislators (including email templates and webinars) and enables advocates to write to their members of Congress on issues of importance to the hospice and palliative care community.
How to be an Advocate Webinar (PowerPoint)
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
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 the Hospice Action Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.