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. 497 / S. 598: The BRAVE Act - Burial Rights for America's Veterans' Efforts Act of 2019
Legislation that will ensure that all non-service-connected veteran deaths are treated equally, regardless of where a veteran’s death occurs or the circumstances at their time of death.
H.R. 1835: The Consensual and Research Integrity Act - The Consensual Donation and Research Integrity Act of 2019
Legislation that will ensure the consensual donation and respectful disposition of human bodies and non-transplantable human body parts donated for education, research and the advancement of medical, dental and mortuary science for research purposes by amending the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 301 et seq.).
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.