Tips for Visiting a Member or Staffer of Congress

Part of the Congress For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re trying to meet with your Senator or Representative to lobby for a cause, these tips can help you prepare for your trip to Capitol Hill (or to your local government offices) and make a lasting first impression:

  • Be prompt, brief, and concise.

  • Know your goals.

  • Prepare the ground.

  • Do your homework.

  • Be courteous and calm.

  • Know your facts.

  • Offer assistance.

  • Provide data on the cost and economic impact of your proposal if you can.

  • Provide helpful written material and offer to answer any questions.

  • Always follow up with a call, e-mail, or note.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus

SERIES
Congress For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.