Do members of Congress really pay attention to the concerns of their constituents? What is the best way for constituents to communicate with their Congressmen and Senators? As a constituent, is meeting with a Member of Congress or their staff important? What information can I provide to have Congressmen and Senators pay attention?
There is not a Congressman or Senator on Capitol Hill who does not pay attention to “what the folks back home are saying” – constituents are the life- blood of elective office. Yet, often, this powerful legislative resource is squandered. In this session, we will examine how congressional offices perceive their constituents, what is the most pertinent information you can give an office as a constituent and how best to reach congressional offices with your message.