How to plan a visit to your Members of Congress’ local field offices. Recommendations From Democracy Happens, based on our visits to a local Member of Congress’ field office, as constituents.
At Democracy Happens, our goal is to help you build the skills and resources of your own so that you can recognize what form of communication will be the most useful in a given situation and how to just pick up the phone and make your own call, write your own letter or email, go visit the nearest field office, make your own sign (etc!) using your own original story and your own voice.
If you ask 100 congressional staffers what the “most effective” thing is, not only will you get 100 different answers, the question that they will really answer is “this is what makes my job easiest.”
So, in the same vein, Democracy Happens suggests that you use the form of communication that is the most accessible to you that day for the given situation. The important thing is that you are taking action, using your own voice & original story.