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How do I meet with my congressional office? - Shared screen with speaker view
Alicia Stromberg
19:35
great question! we will likely talk more at length on this webinar - but we aim for face to face meetings, and often do end up meeting with a staffer. but relationships with the staff are key!
melissa cullen
20:27
Her office was great. Receive a response in a day and a meeting for Feb 1.
Deborah Grieser
20:40
Are the "visits" with Members or Staff?
Alicia Stromberg
21:00
both!
Ruth Bates
21:18
what does letter to the editor referencing your boss mean? Your MOC?
Deborah Grieser
21:26
thx, is one more influential than another?
Alicia Stromberg
22:23
@Ruth - this refers to writing a letter to the editor, and calling out your senator or representative by name in published media, to apply outward pressure on an issue!
Alicia Stromberg
23:43
woooo way to step up everyone! so great to see many first-time lobbyists :)
Kathy Shearer
23:45
PBS had a great section on GAVI tonight!
Alicia Stromberg
24:40
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/with-major-logistical-challenges-companies-face-a-bottleneck-in-vaccine-distribution
Ishaan Desai
27:24
Where can we find RESULTS’ specific asks on the issues listed on this slide? Have they been revised in the new year?
Ishaan Desai
27:56
And thanks for sharing, Kathy and Alicia!
Alicia Stromberg
28:28
Ishaan - we are working on those materials now!! they will be released ASAP. however, we do have a RESULTS blog with an overview/preview of what's to come: https://results.org/blog/a-look-at-results-campaigns-in-2021/
Ishaan Desai
28:59
Excellent, thank you, Alicia!
Eman Abed
33:51
where can I find some help to write a LTE ?
Valory Means
33:59
Wow!!
Alicia Stromberg
35:12
@Eman -- few things 1) there are always LTE templates on our Action Center: https://results.org/volunteers/action-center/ 2) we have media specific resources and trainings here: https://results.org/volunteers/media-tools/ 3) and more here: https://results.org/wp-content/uploads/Getting-Published-in-Local-Media-2.pdf
Amber Walker
35:59
There on some tips in the Action Alerts about LTE. Look under the latest alert: Media Action: Congress must take action to support struggling Americans. Some tips are listed there.
melissa cullen
36:34
Could we kindly have that link - schedule eg.
Ruth Bates
37:15
What are typical times - 9-5 during office workdays?
melissa cullen
37:18
Awesome! Thanks
Alicia Stromberg
37:41
Here we are folks: https://results.org/volunteers/lobbying/
Alicia Stromberg
38:08
@ruth - yes! always 9-5 ET. I think I've done 1 lobby meeting in my 8 years with RESULTS that were outside of these hours haha...
Amber Walker
38:43
Also LTE tips under "Media Tools" tab on Results website
Alicia Stromberg
39:12
thanks amber !! ^^
Andrew Clarke
41:42
Melissa Cullen - I have a meeting request with Sen Murray. I am in Gig Harbor. Give me a call so we can visit.
Andrew Clarke
42:06
Andy - 253-225-7143
melissa cullen
43:50
Andrew - I have a meeting set up with her office February 1st at 3:30
Andrew Clarke
44:21
Great - So let's talk
Amber Walker
44:26
Awesome Andy!
melissa cullen
45:05
Andrew - shall touch bases on Saturday if that is okay
Valory Means
46:26
This is helpful information.
Andrew Clarke
48:21
yes sat is good
melissa cullen
49:14
Gotcha
Alicia Stromberg
55:36
take a pic and tweet/tag your MOCs in a social post later :)
Drew Orland
59:34
good question Deborah!
Ishaan Desai
01:00:33
As a follow-up to Deborah, is there a particular RESULTS staff member we should contact for that history?
Alicia Stromberg
01:02:21
Jos Linn (our presenter!) Lisa Marchal, and Ken Patterson are all great staff to ask... You can find their emails online: https://results.org/staff-board Your group leader and Regional Coordinator can also be resources for requests like that
Ishaan Desai
01:02:40
Great, thanks so much again, Alicia!
Alicia Stromberg
01:02:47
i am also happy to help fulfill requests or make connections !! always available to help
Alicia Stromberg
01:04:49
i did a "face to face" with my representative on zoom this year! it was great, we were able to get 15 volunteers there because of accessibility // virtual meetings
Valory Means
01:07:34
YAY!
Andrew Clarke
01:08:04
I have found that using the local district director to get action from the DC scheduler helps get an answer.
Eman Abed
01:11:32
How long should our meetings last ?
Valory Means
01:13:04
Good stuff
Deborah Grieser
01:13:22
Yep, this is great, very helpful to have a practical example.
melissa cullen
01:14:00
This is very helpful. Thank you kindly!
Alicia Stromberg
01:14:14
RESULTS normally issues a few laser talks to use as examples to help you write your own! we'll be releasing some as part of the first 100 days campaign/kick-off
Samantha Murray
01:14:36
Thank you so much, I agree this was really helpful!
Alicia Stromberg
01:14:51
(drumroll....)
Tonnie Cummings
01:14:59
Great training! Thank you!
Deborah Doyle
01:15:07
Thank you!
Valory Means
01:15:16
SUPER GEEKED
Jan Kleinman
01:15:29
Thanks so much.
Alicia Stromberg
01:15:44
honestly, i am still scared for lobby meetings sometimes lol. we got you!
Lisa Eckert
01:15:58
Great! Many applications here.
Eman Abed
01:16:15
Thank you for this helpful presentation!!
Alicia Stromberg
01:16:22
thanks for being here tonight everyone
Valory Means
01:16:31
Thanks Alicia!!
Samantha Saechao
01:16:34
Thank you!
Wilma Solomon
01:16:35
Very helpful even after doing many meetings! Thanks Jos and Alicia.
Eva Jacroux
01:16:39
thank you!!
Alicia Stromberg
01:16:40
thank you it is very helpful
Kim Mace
01:16:42
Thank you!
Yumi Kang
01:16:44
Thank you so much!
Kathy Shearer
01:16:49
Great training.
Marisa Langlois
01:16:53
Thank you! I'm not so freaken terrified anymore!
Alicia Guetle
01:16:58
Thank you