Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials
Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates
Includes U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence
By Bradford Fitch
Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best practices for communicating with Congress and state legislatures, and how to write persuasive “letters to the editor”. Includes the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
The Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials is one part research studies, one part interviews and focus groups, and one part experience. It uses available research on Congress and its decision making. Dozens of elected officials, including members of Congress, and their staff agreed to off-the-record interviews and discussed the factors that contribute to their decision-making process.
– Strategies for Influencing Legislators Face-to-Face
– Best Practices for Communicating with Congress and State Legislatures
– Practical Guidance How to Prepare for and Meet with Elected Officials
– How to Write Effective Letters and Email to Members of Congress
– How to Write Persuasive Letters to the Editor that Get Published
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