Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates

ISBN-10: 1587331810

ISBN-13: 9781587331817

Edition: 2010

Authors: Bradford Fitch

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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." This book 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 Summary Table of Contents Part I. How Government Really Works Ch. 1. How Congressional Offices Work Ch. 2. Congressional Culture Ch. 3. How Legislators Make Decisions Ch. 4. People Who Can (and Cant) Influence Legislators and How They Do It Part II. How to Influence a Legislator Ch. 5. Strategies for Influencing Legislators Ch. 6. Face-to-Face Meetings Ch. 7. Communications Appendices A. The Advocates Pledge B. US Constitution and Amendments C. Declaration of Independence D. Information about Congress and Washington, DC Index Complete Table of Contents online at www.CitizensHandbook.com
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: TheCapitol.Net, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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