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Entries in Grassroots Initiative (4)

Wednesday
Aug192009

How a Bill Becomes a Law 

Once a Member of Congress introduces a bill and the clerical work of assigning a bill number is finished, it is referred to the appropriate committee in the House by the Speaker, or in the Senate by the Parliamentarian.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Staff Roles 

Building relationships with legislators and their staff can be crucial to achieving your political objectives. The first step in becoming known as a health promotion expert and concerned constituent is getting to know the right staff members.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Meetings

If you have ever sold a club membership, you know that a face-to-face sales pitch is far more effective than one direct mail piece or a cold call. Though both are vital components to building awareness of a bill, the face-to-face visit is your best opportunity to pitch your position to a legislator.

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Wednesday
Aug192009

Calling Your Legislators 

You've written your email and now have your first opportunity for follow-up. A few days after sending your emails, fax, or letter place a phone call to your legislators' offices. This is a great way to learn about their position on the issue, provide more information on the bill, and begin to cultivate relationships.

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