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LEGISLATIVE

EDIE GRIFFIN

CONTACT INFORMATION:

710 Obee Road, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501

(620) 694-9839

egriffin1949@yahoo.com

 

 
DISTRICT LEGISLATIVE CHAIRMAN
District One Sharon Spiker Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Two Tammy Eastwood Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Three Penny Vanderpool Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Four Claudia Maples Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Five Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Six Unknown Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Seven Edie Griffin Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
District Eight Marie Hamill Click for contact information and Unit Report Forms Click:Go to District Page
The Legislative Program

The purpose of the Legislative program is to provide information and assistance to American Legion Auxiliary members to advocate for the legislative agenda of The American Legion. The American Legion's Legislative Division in Washington D.C. keeps abreast of current legislation relating to veterans' benefits, national security, and children and youth. 

Auxiliary members are encouraged to get involved and stay informed on local and national issues of special interest to the organization.  As advocates for our veterans, we encourage our members to keep in close contact with their legislative representatives, by phone, email or letter, about issues which concern military, veterans, young people, and entire communities. 

What Can You Do to Promote Legislative Program:

Encourage and empower members to be more knowledgeable to take action on The American Legion's legislative priorities.
MEMBER PROMOTION IDEAS: UNIT PROMOTION IDEAS:
Subscribe to "The Dispatch." Subscribe at: https://www.legion.org/dispatch Go over the American Legion Auxiliary Legislative Advocacy Guide at your unit meeting
Subscribe to "Legislative Action Alerts." Subscribe at: http://www.capwiz.com/legion/mlm/signup

Invite a staff member of your U.S. Representative and/or senator to a unit meeting to discuss issues

Link to:How to Contact Legislators to Advocate for Veterans

Subscribe to "Legislative Update." Subscribe at: Put legislative priorities in your unit newsletter and/or correspondence with members.
Visit The American Legion Legislative website at: http://www.legion.org/legislative to keep current on legislative priorities. This also contains: legislative testimony information, point papers, priority sheets, letters of support, congressional contact report form, etc.

Co-host with the Legion a "Meet the Candidates" night.

Link to: How to Host a "Meet the Candidate" Night

Meet with state and national level public officials to discuss issues facing veterans. Attend town hall meetings. Encourage all Legion Family members to complete the Legion's Congressional Meeting Report Form following all meetings with US representative, senators, and/or their legislative staff
Actively post The American Legion's legislative priorities on Facebook. Disuss the issues with your friends and family. Provide contact information to your members for the state and national public officials in your area.
Inform District and Department Chairman of the relationships you develop with all public officials. Connect with other civic organizations to communicate The American Legion's legislative priorities for potential support and membership opportunities.

Member, Unit, and Department Legislative Awards:

CLASS AWARD NAME AWARD GUIDELINES
Unit Most Outstanding Unit Legislative Program Citation Plaque (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, and must include pictures and newspaper articles. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 (To Central Division Legislative Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)
Department Best Department Legislative Program Citation (one for each division) The entry must be typewritten in narrative format, and must include pictures and newspaper articles. ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS COVER SHEET. Click here to download the National Awards Cover Sheet. DEADLINE: June 1, 2018 (To Central Division Legislative Chairmain, postmarked or e-mailed by 5:00PM EST on deadline date.)

Click this link to view the American Legion Auxiliary (National) Legislative Program Page:   www.alaforveterans.org/Programs/Legislative. You will need your User ID and password to access the National website.

Mid-Year Unit Report are due to the District Chairman by December 1, 2017.

Year-End Unit Report are due to District Chairman by March 1, 2018.
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 7, 2018.
LOOKING FOR DISTRICT FORMS. . . Visit the "Forms" tab on this website's main navigation menu, then select "District Report Forms".
Kansas Program Action Plan Unit Report Forms can be referenced, by District, at the top of this page, or by visiting "Forms" (then select your District), on this website's main navigation menu.
Subscribe to "The Dispatch." Subscribe at: https://www.legion.org/dispatch Link to:Congressional Meeting Report Form
Subscribe to "Legislative Action Alerts." Subscribe at: http://www.capwiz.com/legion/mlm/signup LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY GUIDE- OFFICAL MANUAL
Subscribe to "Legislative Update." Subscribe at: How to Host a "Meet the Candidate" Night
Visit The American Legion Legislative website at: http://www.legion.org/legislative How to Contact Legislators to Advocate for Veterans
  National Award Cover Sheet

 

 

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