Mike Haack from our affiliate, Campaign for a New Myanmar hosts training sessions every week on how to lobby Congress.
The focus for these sessions has been the #BurmaBill that was introduced last week but the lessons he teaches can be applied to any topic and level of government. You can email him if you have any questions.
A number of people have told me they think the only way to influence Congress and other elected officials is to hire an expensive lobbying firm. The good news is that is not anywhere close to being true. Anyone can lobby Congress or their other elected officials.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead
I have worked for both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and have seen firsthand how much power constituents have. Offices have a slew of staff members who are there to answer the phones and respond to correspondence from constituents. Every day, these people have to report on what their constituents are telling them.
You can read more about my story here.