Your LIHEAP Action Day Toolkit

  1. Please sign the 2017 All Parties Letter to support our request for federal LIHEAP funding.
  2. If you have not yet registered to attend LIHEAP Action Day, please do so here.
  3. State Team Leaders (and those that would like to become one), please find the role description here.
  4. “How To” guide on making Congressional appointments and preparing for in-person visits with Members of Congress and staff.
  5. A copy of the member-to-member request letters, (one for the House of Representatives and one for the US Senate), called the ‘Dear Colleague’ letters from last spring’s LIHEAP Action Day. Each letter contains the list of members who signed the letter, use it to look up your members of Congress to see who signed last year. You can use this to know who is likely to sign again, and who may need convincing for this year’s letter.
  6. A link to state-by-state data on LIHEAP eligibility, funding and usage. LIHEAP State Sheets. These are great documents to leave behind as reference information for staffers on our issue. They actually read these and hang onto them.
  7. A “Letter to the Editor” template that you can use to submit to any newspaper or online media outlet. Just fill in your state information. You can copy and paste it or personalize it as you like.
  8. A thank you letter and a request letter template you can use in advance of your meeting, after your meeting, or to take with you and leave with your member of Congress or staff. These will serve as reinforcements for our funding request of $4.7 billion. Be sure your contact information is on the letter.
  9. Share how your visit went on our social media by posting to our Facebook page, tweeting your story or emailing us at NEUAC. Attach photos if you have them. Also, please email us which members you are visiting and when so that your efforts can be shared to motivate others. Let’s create a snowball effect!

Get out there and make those appointments! Thank you for helping to make LIHEAP Action a stronger, year-round effort. Our neighbors, friends and families are counting on us to be their voices in the fight to ensure LIHEAP makes a difference for those who deserve help! Email us with questions or suggestions.