CGM Instructions

Instructions for Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal website

  1. What are we doing?

We are running a campaign to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), also known as Merrill’s Marauders, for recognition of their bravery and outstanding service in the jungles of Burma during World War II.

  1. We need your help

We need 290 members (or 2/3) of the House of Representatives AND 67 senators (or 2/3 of the Senate) to sponsor the bills in their respective houses before the end of 2018.

We need your help to ask your U.S. Representative to sponsor bill number H.R. 667 introduced by Congressman Peter King of New York.

AND, we need you to ask your U.S. Senator to introduce the bill.

  1. How

Contact your U.S representative and U.S. Senator and make an appointment to see them in their home district or state. In person implies that this subject is serious and makes more of a lasting statement.

Find their DC contact info on spreadsheets on this website: 115th House of Reps Contact List and 115th Senate Contact List and make the appointment.

Email your Congressmen. We have attached a Generic template that you can tailor for your letter (see below.)

  1. Follow up

Continue to send letters and email to maintain contact with the congressman’s office.

  1. Give us Feedback

Let us know if you have contacted your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator so we can update our tally to know how many sponsors we need and which congressmen still need to be contacted.

Email info to:

Steve Kinder,

or Metta Tanikawa,

Document Downloads

  1. 115th House of Representatives Contact List
  2. 115th Senate Contact List
  3. Merrill’s Marauders Fact Sheets
  4. template-CGM-House of Reps Generic letter Merrills Marauders Supporters
  5. template-CGM-Senate Generic letter Merrills Marauders Supporters
  6. Bill Text – H.R. 667