The month of June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, with a day of action taking place across the country on June 2nd. In preparation for this, we’re compiling some of our own resources as well as materials and information from coalition members and outside organizations that are getting involved.
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.
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.
Setting up a meeting at your member of Congress' local office can be a lengthy and complicated process, but don’t let this obstacle deter you from doing it! Making an in-person lobby visit is one of the most effective ways to communicate your concerns to your member of congress.