Advocacy in Action
Last year, due to the pandemic, we were forced to pivot our engagement to virtual platforms — this gave us an opportunity to include others in these meetings over the month of May. Not quite a bright silver lining, but it did give many others the opportunity to be part of our advocacy mission from home and helped generate over 19,000 letters spread out over every congressional office — all 535! Our members conducted 253 meetings in virtual platforms — on top of those letters and phone calls — to ensure 100% contact.
Shown below are photos of some of our Chapter and Council Members interacting with our Congressmen during recent "Advocacy in Action" sessions during 2021.
Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13th District) with Col Darrell Roll, and Col Bob Tyler, and Maj Jerry Jackson
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10th District) with LtCol John DeReu, LtCol Jim Forman, and Col Bob Tyler