iAdvocacy – Congressional Advocacy Pocketbook ©
Businesses, interest groups and individuals, are increasingly influenced by the decisions made at the local, state and federal levels of government. For this reason it is important that you become active in the legislative process.
To help you become a more educated advocate, SML Consulting has provided its Congressional Advocacy Pocketbook® as an application for your reference.
This iAdvocacy application is written for interacting with Congress, but the principles apply to all levels of government. If you are seeking to influence the political process and shape the debate of policies of interest to you, this information will help you participate in a more meaningful and productive way.
iAdvocacy outlines recommendations for cultivating relationships and interacting with your elected officials; making successful contact; understanding staff organization; and knowing what resources are available to you for your effort.
SML Consulting (www.SMLConsulting.net) hopes this proves to be a useful tool for engaging in the political process, but the responsibility ultimately rests with you to take the time and initiative to participate.
We hope you will!
Topics covered in iAdvocacy:
•Writing Members of Congress
•Sample Letter to Congress
•Congressional Staff Organization
•Calling Members and Their Staff
•Requesting a Meeting
•Sample Meeting Request Fax
•Meeting Members of Congress
•Continuing Relationship Building
•Urgent Request for Action
•Websites of Interest
You can make a difference!