Conducting Successful Congressional Meetings


National Alliance to End Homelessness

Toolkits | February 3, 2011

Files: PDF | 4.58 MB | 15 pages

Meeting with your Member of Congress (Member) is one of the most common and effective forms of advocacy. As a voting constituent, your elected representatives are eager to meet with you and hear what you have to say. This toolkit will provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to set up a meeting with your congressional offices.

Meetings with your Members in their district offices are great during congressional recesses and an excellent way to build a relationship with your Members in a slightly less formal setting. Both DC and local meetings provide a great platform to educate and build awareness.

This toolkit covers:

  • Scheduling your meeting;
  • Deciding who else to invite;
  • Preparing for your meeting;
  • Conducting the meeting; and
  • Following up from the meeting.

In addition to several helpful tips and a list of five key steps for success, this toolkit also includes:

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