Congressional Meetings 101

The Perfect Congressional Visit

Meeting with congressional leader is the best way to move the needle on an issue. Having a two-way discussion helps elected officials connect their policies to the daily impact on professionals like you. Use this rundown to get an understanding of what to expect and how to prepare so you can get the most out of your policy discussion.

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Congressional Resources

With full schedules, timing is everything. Use these calendars to see when your elected officials are in Washington or their home offices.

Sample Letter: Requesting a Meeting

The first step in meeting with your elected official is to send a request to their scheduler. To help, we have created this sample letter that you can use as a template. Simply download this document, personalize it with your information, and send it to the congressional office’s scheduler.

Day-of Preparation

Everything You Need to Remember

Even the most seasoned lobbyist can forget a point or two when in a meeting. So, we have compiled a DOs and DON'Ts list with everything you need to remember before walking in. Print out this checklist and take it with you to ensure your meeting will run as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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