NFDA's Advocacy team is always hard at work in Washington, D.C., enabling members of Congress to support legislation that makes a difference for funeral service and small business. But we can't do it alone! The collective voice of NFDA's members makes a big difference on the Hill. It
only takes a moment to ask your members of Congress to act on behalf of funeral service professionals and small business owners.
You can find the right contacts using the United States House of Representatives online search service. Just enter your ZIP code and the service will provide you with links to your Congress members' website.
We've even provided some sample content to get you started on your email or letter to your member of Congress. Simply copy and paste the sample message into an email or word processing document and customize the highlighted areas.
Dear INSERT CONGRESS MEMBER NAME,
As a funeral director, I have the honor of providing service, support and comfort to all of your constituents, your family and friends - and perhaps even you - during the most difficult times. Together, we can provide the best service to your constituents with your support of these legislative priorities:
H.R. 1212: The BRAVE Act - Burial Rights for America's Veterans' Efforts Act of 2017
Legislation that will create equity among veterans and ensure that veterans receive a dignified funeral and burial regardless of ability to pay or circumstances of death. Please help me ensure that veterans who served our nation get the dignified funeral and burial they deserve. Please contact Rep. Duncan Hunter’s office to cosponsor this bill.
H.R. 2022: The LATS Act - The Labeling and Transporting Tissues Safety Act of 2017
Legislation that will expand and enhance critical public health safety measures with respect to the labeling and transportation of human tissue specimens in interstate Commerce. Please contact Rep. Paul Gosar's office to cosponsor this bill.
Thank you for your service and support of issues that matter both nationally and here in our home state of INSERT YOUR STATE.
Sincerely, INSERT YOUR NAME, SIGNATURE, ETC.