Test-Clone of Chapter Documents
Resources to Mobilize Your Chapter
Here you can find several reference documents for CRS chapter members -- from chapter roles to Action Sheets. This section will be populated over time with other relevant resources, so we encourage you to visit frequently.
CRS Emergency Response
Visit the CRS press room to browse our news releases and social channels for the latest news about CRS and the issues we care about, including our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For CRS Chapters, refer to these monthly action sheets for the actions to be completed.
Action is to write your U.S. Representative to express gratitude for Congress’ swift action to address the impact of COVID-19 virus and to ask them to cosponsor the Global Child Thrive Act (H.R. 4864) or thank them if they already cosponsored the bill.
Action is to write a letter to the editor that focuses on expressing appreciation for the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s support of the Global Child Thrive Act and asking your Senators to support and co-sponsor the Senate version.
Chapter Overview Documents
Our faith calls us to action, and when we come together in a focused way, we can take action that makes a big impact. Learn more about how you can lead the way with us to a better world.
Use these resources to involve your community in support of CRS’ lifesaving work helping migrants and refugees.
Chapter Launch Documents
Here are some key resources to help you start a chapter.
These training materials are useful for CRS Chapter members and volunteers who are interested in taking actions related to advocacy and/or fundraising. This section will be continually populated, so we encourage you to visit often.
Research shows that nothing is more impactful than in-person meetings with your member of Congress. Use these tools below to assist with that process.
Meet with your member of Congress PDF - English
Comprehensive Training on Meeting with Your Member of Congress – English
Meet with your member of Congress PDF - Spanish
Comprehensive Training on Meeting with Your Member of Congress – Spanish
What is a grassroots victory? For us, it is our chapters, volunteers, and partners advocating on behalf of CRS. It is media coverage on our issue-based campaigns and chapter formation. It is meetings and calls to congressmen urging them to take action on behalf of those we serve overseas. Below, we celebrate these published letters, which raised our collective voice for impactful change, such as legislation on the Global Child Thrive Act.
The Advocate – Sept 2019, Amelie Desormeaux Tanner
The Baltimore Sun – Sept 2019, Mary Beth Iduh
The Daily Times – Sept 2019, Nancy McNamara
The Post Star – Sept 2019, Maria Barboza
Princeton Community Paper – Sept 2019, Sam Daley Harris
The Elmhurst Independent – Oct 2019, Becky Gee
Oak Park News – Oct 2019, Luis Beteta
San Antonio Express – Oct 2019, Anna Huth
Sim Valley Acorn – Oct 2019, Sergio Lopez
The Daily Times – Nov 2019, Nancy McNamara
Florida Times – Nov 2019, Missy Parkison
The Washington Post – Nov 2019, Leila Nimatallah
Browse through any of the documents below to see how CRS has been making a difference through advocacy, fundraising, and awareness.