Guidelines for Working with Elected Officials
- We encourage you to contact and meet with Senators, Representatives, and Congressional staff.
- Tell Government Affairs what you are doing and if you want/need assistance. We want to help.
- Advocate for AUSA Focus Areas.
- Meet on Capitol Hill or where you are. “All politics is local.”
- Meet as a constituent, veteran, and AUSA member – Region/Chapter Leader.
- Keep in touch with the contact you made and tell Government Affairs about it.
- Coordinate within the Region/Chapter. Numbers help.
- IRS 501(c)(3) tax exemption status requires no influence of elections. We are nonpartisan.
- We are prohibited from supporting or participating in any political campaign for or against a candidate for local, state, or federal office.
- Be careful about inviting elected officials to an AUSA event.
- No campaign speeches or campaigning.
- Consult with VP for Membership & Meetings, and Government Affairs.
- AUSA does not lobby or advocate for state or local legislation.
Any questions regarding chapter advocacy should be directed to a member of the Government Affairs team: