Most members of Congress are decent people trying to do the best they can for their constituents. Engaging with them in a polite manner can be the best way for them to truly hear and understand the concerns of the people they represent. Congressional staffers are the unsung patriots of our democracy, who are dedicated to make the world a better place eventhough they often take a lot of grief on behalf of their members of Congress.
Brad Fitch is the President and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan non-profit organization that educates constituents on how Congress works, giving them a stronger voice in policy outcomes. Fitch and Future Hindsight host Mila Atmos discuss the power of in-person meetings, the necessary preparations for successful advocacy, and productive protest.
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