What the latest research says about contacting Congress

One of the tricky things about constituent advocacy is that each lawmaker is different. In fact, in the House and the Senate, each individual office is effectively running their own business. When new lawmakers come to the Hill, they often rely on more established offices for best practices and advice. However, they are on their own to decide how to prioritize constituent communication.

This is why research and a variety of approaches are important. The Congressional Management Foundation compiles interviews from thousands of staffers into a report that is packed with valuable information. Their latest report was released less than a month ago, and it contains some key findings that you can implement today to make your calls and visits have an even greater impact.

<<download the report>>

Personal is always better.

Create a relationship with staff

Campaign donations mean less than you think

Make your communication local

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