Americans Abroad Caucus Campaign

Having a Congress that understands and supports the Americans abroad community is essential to building critical Congressional support for our reform recommendations. That's why we are working to increase membership in the  Congressional Americans Abroad Caucus - a group of Congressional leaders motivated to address the unique issues of the Americans abroad community.

Invite your Congressperson today to join the American Abroad Caucus. Call, email or postal mail them using our scripts below, then let us know about your outreach

The Americans Abroad Caucus is currently chaired by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12). The caucus helps guide us when we have reforms to present, problems that require government support or questions that relate to the federal government. They are critical to our work to provide tax relief for Americans abroad, plus expand voting rights, address our immigration issues, and so much more. The caucus is about to be registered for the 117th Congress, so the time is now for us to do this outreach.   

Contact Information  
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Any questions please write [email protected]

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Call Script
[When you speak to an operator, provide your name, US State voting address, overseas residential address and overseas phone number].

My name is  _________ and I vote in your district since it was the last place I lived before I moved abroad.  I live in/ am calling from  [name of city/country].

There are 9 million Americans like me, living outside the United States, and we struggle to get Congress to pay attention to us.  We are very proud U.S. citizens.  We vote and we pay attention to U.S. politics as much if not more than the average American. 

I care very much about  [voting access; environmental policy; gun violence; police misconduct; gender equity; civil liberties; labor rights; or other] and I send/will be sending messages to Rep [name of Representative] when I have something to say. 

There are some issues that affect Americans living abroad uniquely, such as taxation.  We are subjected to taxation in both the US and the country where we live.  We need relief but it’s a difficult fight.  We need friends in Congress to help us.

I am calling today to ask Rep [name of Representative] to join the Americans Abroad Caucus.  The Americans Abroad Caucus takes a special interest in the issues impacting Americans abroad. Rep Carolyn Maloney is an Americans Abroad Caucus co-chair. Can I give you the contact information for the aide in her office who manages the Americans Abroad Caucus? 

Danielle Sumner is an aide to Rep Maloney and looks after the Americans Abroad Caucus.  Her phone number is 202 225-7944.

Thank you very much for your time, your service to Rep [name of Representative] and for your help getting this message to him/her.

Let us know about your outreach

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Email or Postal Letter Script

Writer’s Name 
Address
Date
The Honorable Representative [Name of Representative]
Address

Dear Rep. [Name of Representative],

Re:  Urging you to join the Americans Abroad Caucus

I live in [name of city, country] but I vote in your district and I am urging you to join the Americans Abroad Caucus.

There are 9 million Americans like me, living outside the United States, and we struggle to get Congress to pay attention to us.  We are very proud U.S. citizens.  We vote and we pay attention to U.S. politics as much if not more than the average American. 

The issues of greatest importance to me personally are [voting access; environmental policy; gun violence; police misconduct; gender equity; civil liberties; labor rights; or other].  [Explain why you have these concerns and what you want lawmakers to do about it.]

There are some issues that affect Americans living abroad uniquely, such as taxation.  We are subjected to taxation in both the US and the country where we live.   We have been working for many years to persuade Congress to change the laws and eliminate double taxation, remove barriers to banking, saving and investing and simplify filing.

[You can tell your story here if you want to include something personal.] 

Americans abroad need tax relief but it’s a difficult fight.  We need friends in Congress to help us.

I and the your other constituents living outside the U.S. need you to join the Americans Abroad Caucus.  The Americans Abroad Caucus takes a special interest in the issues impacting Americans abroad. Rep Carolyn Maloney is an Americans Abroad Caucus co-chair.  I urge you to contact her office about joining the Americans Abroad Caucus.

Danielle Sumner is an aide to Rep Maloney and looks after the Americans Abroad Caucus.  Her phone number is 202 225-7944.

Thank you very much for your service.

Kind regards,

Name and Voting address

Let us know about your outreach

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Postcard Script

Hi Representative [name of Representative,

I vote in your district and I live in [name of country]. There are 9 million tax liable Americans like me living outside the United States.  We vote and we pay close attention to U.S. politics and policy.  But we struggle to get Congress to pay attention to us. We need friends on Capitol Hill and I hope you will become one of them by joining the Americans Abroad Caucus.  Please contact Danielle Sumner in Rep Carolyn Maloney’s office for more information.

Thank you for your service,

Name
City and Country

Let us know about your outreach