Congress began its recess in August. This began in 1970 when Congress mandated a summer break as part of the Legislative Reorganization Act.

Why do our legislators take a recess when there is so much to be done? There are a handful of reasons that we talked about, and you might be surprised how it can actually work in your favor!

Donna Mullins and Charla Penn, both previous Hill staffers who have continued their careers in public policy, discussed some of the basic pillars of advocacy and how you can still raise your voice during the congressional recess. Our very own Terry Wilcox also stopped by to share some of her own experiences advocating during recess as well as some current bills that you can advocate for!