Congressional Management Foundation Resources
Reports and guides on effective strategies for engaging with Congress from the Congressional Management Foundation, an organization dedicated to enriching the relationship between citizens and Congress.
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Use the reports below to help further meaningful civic engagement through education, re-establishing trust, and providing innovative yet pragmatic tools to facilitate purposeful two-way communication.
CCL is proud to have partnered in the past with the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) as part of their Partnership For A More Perfect Union.
Public Reports from the Congressional Management Foundation
|Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement- This report reveals the degree of influence that citizens have on congressional decision-making. The report is the most comprehensive research ever published on citizen engagement with Congress and answers critical questions for citizen-advocates and lobbyists, including the following:
|#SocialCongress 2015- This report highlights results from a CMF survey of congressional staff showing that a relatively few number of constituents can get through to their Members of Congress on social media, possibly influencing lawmakers’ decision-making. Other highlights include finding:
|State of the Congress 2017: Lessons for Advocates
|Communicating With Congress – This report highlight that even in our data-driven time, influence is still about relationships more than numbers. When citizen advocates provide personalized information that Members need from their constituents, they are transformed from a tally mark in their Member’s weekly mail report into a person in the district who is a resource.
|Face-to-Face with Congress: Before, During, and After Your Meetings
Lobbying Congress, Grassroots Outreach, Communicating with Others
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