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Who Are Your Federal Legislators?
House of Representatitives

1st District
Congressman - Roger Marshall - R

Garden City
816 Campus Drive, Suite 500
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

Agriculture Science

2nd District
Congressman - Steve Watkins - R

3550 SW 5th St
Topeka KS 66606
Phone: 785-234-5966

402 N Broadway St. Suite B
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-231-5966

Washington DC
1205 Longworth HOB
Washington DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6601

Education & Labor
Foreign Affairs
Veterans Affairs

3rd District
Congressman- Sharice Davids - D

Kansas City
753 State Ave. Suite 460
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-766-3993

Overland Park
7325 W 79th St.
Overland Park, 66204

Washington DC
1541 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2865

Transportation & Infrastructure
Small Business

4th District
Congressman Ron Estes - R

7701 E Kellip, Ste. 510
Wichita KS 67207
Phone: 316-262-8992

Washington DC
1524 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6216

Ways & Means
Senator Jerry Moran - R

P.O. Box 1154
Olathe, KS 66051
Phone: 913-393-0711

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

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

Commerce, Science and Transportation
Indian Affairs
Veterans’ Affairs
Senator Pat Roberts - R

Overland Park
11900 College Blvd, Ste 203
Overland Park KS 66210
Phone: 913-451-9343

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

Frank Carlson Federal Building
444 SE Quincy – Room 392
Topeka KS 66606
Phone: 785-295-2745

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

Washington DC
109 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3514

Standing Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, & Forestry; Standing Committee on Finance; Select Committee on Ethics; Standing Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions; Standing Committee on Rules & Administration

Who Are Your State Legislators?

Senate District Map: https://www.ksbar.org/page/ks_senate_map
Senate Education Committee: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2019_20/committees/ctte_s_ed_1/
House of Representatives District Map: https://www.ksbar.org/page/ks_house_map
House Education Committee: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2019_20/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!

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