The Existing Legislative Process! [Harold O'Grady]

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The Existing Legislative Process! [Harold O'Grady] by Mind Map: The Existing Legislative Process! [Harold O'Grady]

1. Understand How Congress Works

2. Bill Tracking

2.1. Thomas

2.2. Govtrack.us

3. Committee System

3.1. House

3.2. Senate

4. ABA Grassroots Action Center

5. Aligning with other non-governmental organizations

6. Customize your message

7. Relationships

8. Impact of the Digital Age

9. Advocacy strategies

9.1. Constituent visits

9.2. Letters

9.3. E-mail

9.4. Lobbyist visits

9.5. Faxes

9.6. Phone calls

9.7. Form letters

9.8. Form e-mail

9.9. Form faxes

10. E-mail vs. postal mail

11. Competing for staff time

11.1. letters from other constituents

11.2. e-mails

11.3. faxes

11.4. reports

11.5. personal interests

12. Member/Constituent (Grassroots) Advocacy

13. Direct Advocacy

13.1. letters

13.2. testimony

13.3. personal phone calls

13.4. meetings

14. Video