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Advocacy Resource Civility and Smarts in Lobbying 

Lobbying can be frustrating when things don’t go your way, but civility is all-too-rare for many congressional offices, and your gratitude can have a big impact.

Advocacy Resource How to Schedule an In-District Lobby Visit 

Any constituents can schedule a visit with their members of Congress, but it can be complicated. Here's a detailed guide to scheduling meetings with your Senators and Representative.

Setting up a meeting at your Congressperson’s local offices appointment can be a lengthy and complicated process, but don’t let this obstacle deter you from having a conversation with your representative! Making an in-person lobby visit is one of the most effective ways to communicate your concerns to your member of congress.

Advocacy Resource Take Action From Afar 

Since politicians must answer to their district or state at the end of the day, congressional offices tend to prioritize the opinions of constituents over those who aren’t from their district.

Advocacy Resource Advocating Outside the Box 

As congressional staff attempt to serve the needs of hundreds or thousands of people, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to making impressions.

Advocacy Resource Step Seven: Go Lobby! 

It's almost time to lobby! Before you head to the office, make sure that you don't forget the following things:

Advocacy Resource How to Take Action on Health Care During the July Recess 

This July 4 week is another critical week for the future of health care and the Medicaid program. What members of Congress hear when they’re home this week will determine whether the Senate's bill moves forward -- taking away health care from 22 million people and decimating the Medicaid program.

Advocacy Resource Medicaid Fact Sheet Sources 

In our state Medicaid Fact Sheets, we explain how each state will be impacted by cuts to Medicaid. Below are the statistics referenced in each section:

Advocacy Resource Lobby Your Senators on Health Care 

The Senate is making critical choices on healthcare right now. The biggest impact you can have is meeting directly with a member of Congress or their staff. Take action to protect Medicaid, a critical, lifesaving program under threat in current legislation.

Advocacy Resource Step Six: Tell Your Story 

After all the planning, the preparation, and the scheduling, it's time to get to the real heart of how you can persuade your member of Congress: telling your story.

Advocacy Resource Step Five: Plan Your Meeting 

Every lobby visit follows the same basic template. This step walks you through that template, and gives you a lobby visit roadmap you can fill out and print to take with you on your visit.

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