Please complete the form below if you are willing to schedule a meeting with any of your Representatives in the US Congress and Adoptees for Justice to discuss the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019.
Adoptees for Justice
Adoptees For Justice is an intercountry adoptee-led organization which formed in 2018. We firmly believe that ALL intercountry adoptees should have U.S. citizenship, and that no adoptee should be left behind. We view this commitment as part of the larger immigrant justice and human rights movements.
Why we need your help
Senators and House Representatives are accountable to their constituents. Constituents are the people who reside in a certain House Representative’s Congressional District or in a certain Senator’s State. Constituent meetings help make Members of Congress aware of an issue (adoptees without citizenship) and pending legislation (the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019). Scheduling a constituent meeting demonstrates that their constituents care about the Adoptee Citizenship Act, and encourages the member of Congress to co-sponsor (or formally support) the bill.
What would I have to do?
As a constituent, you would ask the Congress member’s office for a virtual meeting and be present. We will assist you in contacting your House Representative or Senators to request a meeting to discuss the Adoptee Citizenship Act, providing language and materials pertinent for legislators. During the meeting, you will introduce yourself as a constituent and why you care about this issue. Our staff will provide a detailed overview of the adoptees without citizenship issue, the Adoptee Citizenship Act, and answer any specific questions. We will ask you to send a follow-up email (template provided) and continue to follow-up with the office for any updates regarding the Senator or House Representative’s support of the bill.
Unfortunately, Adoptees for Justice has a small staff and finite hours available to provide support for constituent meetings. Therefore, we will need to prioritize meetings with members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and Immigration Subcommittee. Given these constraints, we may not contact you about setting up a constituent meeting.