A Former Staffer’s Perspective on Why Talking to Staff Makes for Effective Advocacy
When you first ask for a meeting with your member of Congress (moC), the response a staffer is most likely to give you is “No”. A former congressional staffer explains why this is, and how to make the most of it.
88 representatives signed letter to President Trump urging him to seek authorization from Congress before further U.S. military escalation in Syria
UPDATE: Thanks for all who called your reps to sign on! Eighty-eight members of Congress signed the Lofgren-Amash-Lee-Massie letter to President Trump, urging him to seek authorization before further escalation in Syria.
In Quaker meetings and churches, meeting minutes represent the wording of a decision or an agreed upon action to be taken by the meeting or church as a whole. FCNL recognizes the vitality of minutes as advocacy tools and as a means of communicating to members of Congress how a body of their constituents is thinking and acting on a particular issue.
Even with their busy schedules, members of Congress will still set aside time to meet with their constituents, giving you the perfect opportunity to advocate your cause to your representative or senator.