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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.

Background information for chapters on COVID-19 and Advocacy - English
Background information for chapters on COVID-19 and Advocacy - Spanish
Coronavirus Disease Response: Global Emergency Update

Action Sheets

For CRS Chapters, refer to these monthly action sheets for the actions to be completed.

Action Sheet – August 2020

Our Action Sheet action this month will be to write a Letter to the Editor asking our U.S. Senators to support and co-sponsor the Global Child Thrive Act (S. 2715).

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Action Sheet – July 2020

Our action sheet action this month will be to write our U.S. Representatives urging them to cosponsor or thanking them if they have already cosponsored the Global Child Thrive Act (H.R. 4864).

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Action Sheet – June 2020

Our action sheet action this month will be to write our U.S. Senators urging them to cosponsor or thanking them if they have already cosponsored the Global Child Thrive Act (S. 2715).

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Action Sheet – May 2020

Action Sheet action this month will be to write a letter to the editor that focuses on asking your U.S. Representative to support and co-sponsor the Global Child Thrive Act (H.R. 4864).

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Action Sheet – April 2020

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.

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Action Sheet – March 2020

Action is to write and then speak to, 2-3 friends inviting them to join you at the April CRS Chapter National Conference Call.

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Action Sheet – February 2020

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.

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Action Sheet – January 2020

Action is to write your U.S. Senators and ask them to cosponsor the Global Child Thrive Act (S.2715).

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Action Sheet – December 2019

Write your representative and ask them to cosponsor the Global Child Thrive Act, or thank them for cosponsoring the bill and ask them to take the next step.

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Action Sheet – November 2019

Contact 2-3 friends and invite them to learn about promoting legislation on early childhood development, and to join our monthly national CRS Chapter Conference Call.

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Action Sheet – October 2019

Write a letter to the editor calling your representative to co-sponsor the early childhood development legislation being introduced by Representatives Joaquin Castro and Brian Fitzpatrick.

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Action Sheet – September 2019

Write to your senators and ask them to cosponsor the early childhood develop legislation being introduced by Senators Chris Coons and Roy Blunt.

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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.

Chapters Overview

Chapters Overview: If you've asked, "What is a CRS Chapter?" then this document is for you.
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Volunteer Roles

See how you can serve your chapter by reviewing these various chapter duties.
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Chapter Launch Documents

Here are some key resources to help you start a chapter.

Guidance for Before and After the National Call

Use this guidance in preparation for the national calls.
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Chapter Launch Action Sheet for Chapters in Training

This action sheet for chapters in training will reflect the current legislative ask for the particular month or cycle in which the chapter is being formed.
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Photo Release Form

Please ensure this form is completed, as we would love to have permission to use your photos in our various promotional materials.
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CRS Facts & Figures

See how the agency uses good stewardship to fund lifesaving programs that serve the most vulnerable overseas.
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Lead the Way Campaign Flyer

Print and distribute this two-page flyer (English and Spanish) about why CRS wants you to help Lead the Way on lifesaving issues.
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Migration Campaign Flyer

Print and distribute this two-page flyer (English and Spanish) about supporting migrants and refugees.
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Early Childhood Development (ECD) Flyer

Print and distribute this one-page flyer about early childhood development (ECD) challenges, solutions, and how the U.S. government can help.
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Training Documents

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.

How to Write a Letter to Your Congressperson

Personalized communications are effective ways to engage your members of Congress and influence their policy decisions. Use these tips to draft an impactful letter.
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Guidance for Virtual Trainings & Meetings

Use this presentation to learn best practices for virtual trainings and meetings.
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CRS Rice Bowl Lenten Resource

Use this presentation to help with your faith community’s CRS Rice Bowl Lenten experience.
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Grassroots Victories

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.

Success Stories

Browse through any of the documents below to see how CRS has been making a difference through advocacy, fundraising, and awareness.

Contact Us

If you would like more information on joining a CRS chapter or chapter resources, please contact us.
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