Annual Newsletter 2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011

President’s Message

Dear Colleague: On behalf of me, the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and the staff of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope that 2012 will be a healthy and successful year for you! As has become tradition, we are sending ...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Civics Connection

The Civics Connection—a webcast series broadcast to high school civics classes across the country—is a proud part of the Association’s ongoing partnership with the Lou Frey Institute of the Politics and Government at the University of Central Florida and the Congressional Youth Leadership Council (CYLC). The Civics Connection is a ...

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Annual Meeting

Thank you to all of the Association members who joined us for our 41st Annual Meeting on June 13 and 14, 2011. It was wonderful to gather so many of you in Washington this year, and we hope that many more of you can join us in 2012. The Association commenced ...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

“The Broken Branch:” A Panel at the National Archives

On Thursday, October 6th 2011, the National Archives and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress hosted a panel discussion on the 2006 publication The Broken Branch: How Congress is Failing America and How to Get it Back on Track. The event took place before a packed auditorium and ...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

People to People in 2011

Again in 2011, the Association worked with People to People programs—an organization that provides hands-on learning opportunities for elementary school, middle school, and high school students visiting Washington, D.C.—to facilitate former Members’ participation and interaction with visiting student groups. On each visit, former Members meet and speak with students about ...

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Congress to Campus Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

2011 marks the 35th anniversary of one of the Association’s programming pillars, the Congress to Campus (CtC) program. When it was established in 1976, most of our current membership had not yet begun their congressional career. Over three decades after the loosely formed program sent its first former Members to ...