One of the easiest ways to make a difference is to take a few minutes to call your member of Congress and request that they join the Congressional Caucus on Turkey and Turkish Americans (Turkey Caucus). A quick call can make a world of difference, as often times members of Congress and their staff incorrectly assume they do not have Turkish American constituents living in their districts. Every constituent matters and has a say in how their representative votes. Make sure your voice is heard!

It is the main focus of certain ethnic lobbies to paint Turks and Turkish Americans in a negative light. The most effective way to combat such prejudice is to visit the district office of your Representative. The focus of your initial visit should be to introduce yourself as a constituent who lives, works, and/or studies in your Member’s district. Accordingly, said Congressperson will be made aware of their Turkish American constituency and its positive contributions.