How to Communicate with Congress


Course Overview

Duration: 1 hour

  • Ways of communicating with your representative
  • Understanding congressional staff and their environment
  • Setting up a meeting
  • How to prepare for your visit
  • Honing your message

Quizzes: 1 quiz

Certificate of completion

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Product Description

This course provides valuable information to scientists and science advocates who are concerned about policy decisions regarding scientific issues. How to Communicate with Congress explains the most effective ways to communicate with Congress, whether by mail, email, phone call or in person. The course also covers how to set up and prepare for a meeting with a congressional senator or representative, either in Washington, D.C. or in their local office; highlighting best practices and what to expect. How to Communicate with Congress also describes the context and construct of the people with whom they will be meeting and the world in which they operate. As a bonus, you will see interviews with former Capitol Hill staff members. This course will help you:

  1. Appreciate the importance of communicating with policy makers
  2. Decide the best way to contact the appropriate representative
  3. Know how to set up and prepare for meeting a congressman
  4. Identify how to follow up after the meeting

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