The ‘Advocacy Leaders Network’ is a workshop series to assist grassroots and government relations professionals in research, strategies, and practices with the goal of enhancing relationships, communications, and understanding between citizens and Congress. This goal is achieved by providing advanced advocacy education through professional development and networking opportunities for the public affairs community. The series is hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), produced by Beekeeper Group, and sponsored by VoterVoice, a FiscalNote Company.
From the Congressional Management Foundation blog: In the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, Hamilton, "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" is a powerful conclusion to a musical that encapsulates the power of storytelling through the lens of several fascinating characters. The qualities that make Hamilton's characters so compelling – empathy, determination, persuasion – are also traits that make an effective advocate both on and off the Hill, complete with a story to tell.Continue readingFrom the Congressional Management Foundation blog: This summer, Rasmussen Reports conducted a public opinion survey that found that only 21% of voters feel that most members of Congress care what their constituents think. There’s plenty of blame to go around as to the cause for voters’ cynicism. Highly polarized politics, partisan rhetoric, the media, and shows like House of Cards serve to reinforce the misperception that power in Congress is limited to just a few Members in leadership positions and constituents don’t matter.Continue reading
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