Hosting your Member of Congress is a critical component of effective advocacy and ensuring each Representative or Senator understands the impact your school has on their Congressional District, their constituents and the local economy. Not every lawmaker is familiar with a cosmetology school, its operations, the students, the staff and faculty but you can bet each one gets their hair cut!
Campus tours are the best way to cultivate Congressional champions and neutralize those who do not know a lot about the schools and our student’s needs. Clear communication coupled with raw data on student completion, employment placement, accreditation, industry standards equipment in the classroom and happy students can really move a lawmaker or politician.
If Members of Congress aren’t making in-person visits, we can schedule a zoom meeting as a backup plan.
Don’t worry about knowing specific bill numbers or using terminology from Washington, D.C. Show and tell each Member and their staff all about your school, the story, and showcase your students and their success!
To get started:
The demands on a Member of Congress are many and sometimes, it takes weeks, months and a lot of back and forth communication, scheduling changes, etc. Half of the work is just figuring out schedules!