Meeting with Your Legislators: A Checklist
Before meeting with Members of Congress or their staff, get some basic facts about them and their district to help you prepare. (Hint: Start by reading the Member’s biography on his/her website.)
Meeting in Person
Meeting Senators and Representatives either in Washington or back home in the district lets you state your views and start establishing a personal relationship.
Sending an email is an easy and convenient way to contact Members of Congress. (Do not send letters because all Congressional mail is screened off-site and may be delayed significantly.)
Is This Considered Lobbying?
As a citizen, you have the right to make your views known to your elected representatives: Just be sure to do so on your own time!
Tips for Talking about Issues
Six points to keep in mind in any advocacy situation.