Congressional Visit Information

This is important background information for your congressional visits, along with follow-up information.

Before Your Visits

Please go over the following information with your delegation members during the state planning session on Monday.

Visit Follow Ups
  • Congressional Visit Report Form Assign one person to complete a report on each visit using the online form. List your state, who you met, the name of the representative or senator, and a visit summary. Please be as complete as possible. These reports must be complete and submitted digitally by Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. A completed sample version of this form can be found here.
  • Sample thank-you note — Assign a person to write one thank-you card for your group to mail to your representative or senator for each visit. SkillsUSA notecards will be provided and a sample thank-you note is located here. Please drop off your completed unsealed thank-you notes in the WLTI headquarters by Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. We will provide postage and mail them.
  • Sample WLTI Press Release Each WLTI attendee should send a press release to their local newspaper upon returning home. A sample press release is located here and a fill-in press release is on the SkillsUSA advocacy site: www.congressweb.com/susa/. There you can send the press release to five media outlets at a time using this resource. After the release is submitted, follow-up with the media outlet(s) by calling or emailing.
Congressional Visit Materials

Each state will be provided with a set of congressional office leave-behinds for your planned visits. Extra materials are available in WLTI Headquarters in the Arbors Room, if needed. Your leave-behind packet should include:

  • SkillsUSA: Champions at Work brochure
  • SkillsUSA Framework Card with Lapel Pin — This card explains the SkillsUSA Framework of personal skills, workplace skills and technical skills grounded in academics)
  • List of Delegation Members — Create a list of who attends each visit to leave with the congressional representative or senator so they have a record of who visited. A fillable PDF is available for you to download.

2021 Congressional Visit Video