To get your two U.S. Senators to join the caucus:

1) Check to see if they have already joined. If they are already members, you do not need to take further action.

2) Identify the staff member you work with most frequently in each office. (If you are unsure of the best staff contact, check with Paul Kalomiris at ADC:

3) Cut and paste the text below into an email message to the staff member with your signature. Feel free to personalize it for your community or state.

Thank you for everything you do for our community and defense communities across the country. Today I’m requesting that you further show your support by joining the Defense Communities Caucus, co-Chaired by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and and Sen. Jerry Moran.

The bipartisan, bicameral caucus is as important as ever for providing members and staff information on the impact of budget cuts and sequestration on communities, installations, former and potential BRAC areas, service members, military families and veterans. It is helpful to us to have you in the room when these issues are discussed at the staff and member levels.

To join, contact Matthew Squeri in Sen. Heitkamp’s office (  4-2043) or Catherine Ross in Sen. Isakson’s office (, 4-3643).

If you have any questions, please let me know, or you can reach out to Paul Kalomiris at the Association of Defense Communities (, 202. 822.5256 x440).

As always we appreciate all you do for us.