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Who Are Your Federal Legislators?
House of Representatitives

1st District
Congressman Roger Marshall
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Garden City
816 Campus Drive Garden City KS 67846
Phone: 620-765-7800

200 East Iron Avenue
Salina KS 67401 Phone: 785-829-9000

Washington DC
312 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2715

Small Business
Science, Space and Technology

2nd District
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
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3550 SW 5th St
Topeka KS 66606
Phone: 785-234-LYNN (5966)
Fax: 785-234-5967

1001 N Broadway Street #C
Pittsburg KS 66762
Phone: 620-231-LYNN (5966)
Fax: 620-231-5972

Washington DC
1526 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6601
Fax: 202-225-7986

Ways and Means
3rd District
Congressman Kevin Yoder
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Overland Park
7325 W 79th St
Overland Park KS 66204
Phone: 913-621-0832
Fax: 913-621-1533

Washington DC
2433 Rayburn
Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2865

Joint Committee of Congress on the Library
4th District
Congressman Ron Estes
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7701 E Kellogg, Ste. 510
Wichita KS 67207
Phone: 316-262-8992
Fax: 316-262-5309

Washington DC
2452 Rayburn HOB
Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6216
Fax: 202-225-3489

Education and the Workforce
Homeland Security
Senator Jerry Moran
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1200 Main St. Ste 402
PO Box 249
Hays KS 67601
Phone: 785-628-6401
Fax: 785-628-3791

923 Westport Place, Ste 210
PO Box 067
Manhattan KS 66502
Phone: 785-539-8973
Fax: 785-587-0789

306 N Broadway, Ste 125
PO Box 1372
Pittsburg KS 66762
Phone: 620-232-2286
Fax: 620-232-2284

100 N Broadway, Ste 210
Wichita KS 67202
Phone: 316-269-9257
Fax: 316-269-9259

23600 College Blvd, Ste 201
Olathe KS 66061
Phone: 913-393-0711
Fax: 913-768-1366

Washington DC
521 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6521
Fax: 202-228-6966

Commerce, Science and Transportation
Environment and Public Works
Indian Affairs
Veterans’ Affairs
Senator Pat Roberts
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Overland Park
11900 College Blvd, Ste 203
Overland Park KS 66210
Phone: 913-451-9343
Fax: 913-451-9446

Dodge City
100 Military Plaza
PO Box 550
Dodge City KS 67801
Phone: 620-227-2244
Fax: 620-227-2264

Frank Carlson Federal Building
444 SE Quincy – Room 392
Topeka KS 66683
Phone: 785-295-2745
Fax: 785-235-3665

125 N Market St, Ste 1120
Wichita KS 67202
Phone: 316-263-0416
Fax: 316-263-0273

Washington DC
109 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4774

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Rules and Administration

Who Are Your State Legislators?
Senate District Map: http://www.ksbar.org/page/ks_senate_map_1718
Senate Education Committee: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_s_ed_1/
House of Representatives District Map: http://www.ksbar.org/page/ks_house_map_1718
House Education Committee: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_h_ed_1/

Advocacy 101

If you look up the word advocacy in an old fashioned dictionary, you find this definition: "plead in favor of; defend in argument; support." To push this nerdy quest a little further, the word advocacy comes from the medieval Latin term "advocare" which means "summon, call to one's aid."

So to advocate means you are engaged in the activity of representing students who can't or don't know how to advocate for themselves. And that, friends, is important, non-partisan work.

Despite what you may have heard, advocating is also easy. If you know how to write an email or make a phone call, you know how to advocate. The goal? To offer examples of how proposed or existing legislation may affect your students. Tell stories. Give examples. Show them how their decisions will directly affect your students.

NASFAA has a terrific, public website that walks you through ways to advocate for students from your campus (See links at the top of this page.) For example, here is a tip on writing letters from the Fight for Financial Aid site. "Letters, emails and calls should be brief, concise and neat. State your message clearly at the start ('I'm contacting you because I want you to support continued funding for federal student aid.') Then most importantly, give the details of your personal story ('I'm attending college today because of the federal student aid I receive.') Keep it short and don’t forget to provide your contact information."

Think about visiting your legislative representative in person at their home office. Get to know the people who work there and make sure they know you. You may find that the next time they have a question about how something may work in an actual financial aid office – you might be the first person they call!

updated 5.22.19

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