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Table of ContentsIntroduction
Map of Capitol Hill
Ch. 1 Influence Factors of Undecided Legislators
Ch. 2 Dominant Role of Constituents
Ch. 3 How Legislators Make Decisions - Heart, Head, Health
Ch. 4 Get to Legislators BEFORE They Take a Stand
Ch. 5 The Personal Story Trumps All
Ch. 6 How to Leverage Your Affiliations to Magnify Your Power
Ch. 7 How to Build Long-term Relationships with Legislators
Ch. 8 Tips for Meeting with Legislators or Staff
Ch. 9 Influencing Staff, and Why It's Important
Ch. 10 How to Influence Legislators at Town Hall Meetings
Ch. 11 How to Turn a Chance Meeting into a Legislative Victory
Ch. 12 How to Write Letters and Email to Legislators that Influence Decision-Making
Ch. 13 What Kind of Mail Do Lawmakers Really Read?
Ch. 14 Effective (and Ineffective) Phone Calls to Legislators
Ch. 15 How to Write Letters to the Editor that Get PublishedAppendices
- The Constitutional Basics
- The Roles of Party Leaders
- How a Hearing Works
- How a Markup Works
- Bells and Lights on Capitol Hill
- How to Navigate DC Streets--The Quadrant System
- Tourist Sites Near the Capitol
- Online Tours of Washington, DC
- House Floor
- Senate Floor
- Where to Eat on Capitol Hill (HillEats.com)
Bradford Fitch is President of the Congressional Management Foundation. He is the author of Media Relations Handbook for Agencies, Associations, Nonprofits and Congress (TheCapitol.Net) and Citizen's Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials (TheCapitol.Net).
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