11 Tips for Hosting Local Events and Site Visits for Members of Congress

11 Tips for Hosting Local Events and Site Visits for Members of Congress

you're invited stationary September 5, 2017 By: Tommy Goodwin, CAE

Local events and site visits can help build stronger relationships between your organization and lawmakers. Make the biggest impact with your events by remembering these tips.

Former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill famously said, "All politics is local"—which is why members of Congress and their staff often attend local events and site visits. In fact, Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) research [PDF] finds that 98 percent of congressional staff say that attending local events is important for understanding constituents' views and opinions....