Prepare to Speak to Your Constituents About the State of the Union

Here’s what the president will likely address during next week’s State of the Union.

January 28, 2020

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The President is scheduled to give the annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. As you probably remember, last year’s State of the Union was delayed during the longest government shutdown in history. Even though this year’s address will be happening more promptly than the last, it will be just as highly anticipated.

After the speech, your constituents will be looking to you for your take on the state of the union. Prepare to respond by familiarizing yourself with the possible talking points of the speech, solidifying your response to those topics, and scheduling an event to speak directly to your constituents. Although we’re still a few days away, here’s what to expect and how your office can respond to its constituents.

What Everyone Will Be Talking About

Although we can’t know exactly what will be in this year’s State of the Union address, Members should be prepared to talk about and respond to important events and legislation from the past year. Have your responses ready ahead of time so that you can respond directly to your constituents as soon as possible.

To help you get ready, here are some hot topics from last year’s address as well as new timely issues that may be part of this year’s speech:

How You Can Respond

Although someone else will be giving the official response to the State of the Union address, that doesn’t mean that your Member can’t give their own just as easily with a telephone town hall. Contact us to schedule an event as soon as possible so that you can give your constituents a response tailored to their interests and needs.

Never held a telephone town hall before? We wrote down everything you need to know.

It’s been an eventful first year for the 116th Congress and, if you haven’t reached out to your constituents lately, now is the time. Although nobody can predict exactly what will be included in the 2020 State of the Union, your office can prepare for the possibilities with well-researched talking points and a telephone town hall event.