March Online Advocacy Training: “Communicating with Congress” on 3/26

Members of Congress listen to the needs and opinions of their constituents to make decisions about legislation. But with the Internet and email making it easier than ever before for citizens to contact Congress, how can you be sure your message reaches your lawmakers and has the most impact?

Join us on Tuesday, March 26 from 12:00 – 12:30 pm EDT for “Communicating with Congress: Strategies for Effective Advocacy on Capitol Hill,” our newest online advocacy training.

In this 30-minute presentation, the Government Relations Office staff will present  the most effective communications tactics for cutting through the noise and influencing members of Congress. We’ll take a look at perceptions of citizen advocacy on Capitol Hill and offer tips to help you craft your message to lawmakers. Participants will learn to:

  • Leverage digital communication, phone calls, and meetings to influence legislation
  • Schedule, prepare for and effectively conduct Congressional meetings
  • Understand the dos and don’ts for developing relationships with Congressional offices
  • Recognize top priority issues that require action today, including legislation on issues such as copyright, open access, and privacy

The “Communicating with Congress” training will serve as preparation for a virtual advocacy day for those unable to attend AALL’s Local Chapter Lobby Day on April 18 in Washington, DC.

This training is available at no additional cost for AALL members and chapter members.  Register by Monday, March 25 at 12:00pm EDT.

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